2022-05-20: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-20). Ukraine Hopes New $40 Billion Aid Package Means High-End Weapons. news.antiwar.com Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is hoping that the new $40 billion Ukraine aid package passed by Congress means that The bulk of the aid package is allocated for military assistance, including $11 billion in a presidential drawdown authority that allows President Biden to send weapons from US stockpiles to Ukraine. US lawmakers that have visited Ukraine in recent weeks detailed to Defense News the…

Staff (2022-05-20). US Senate approves $40bn aid to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — The US Senate overwhelmingly approved nearly $40 billion in new aid for Ukraine on Thursday.

Editor2 (2022-05-20). Canada: Ken Stone's Piece on Ukraine Rejected by Hamilton Spectator. orinocotribune.com The following Op-Ed was submitted to the Hamilton Spectator by Hamilton Coalition's treasurer Ken Stone. It, however, remains unpublished. | For your convenience, it is being reproduced below. Following the letter is the original editorial it was composed as a response to. | | Not Published in the Hamilton Spectator: My recent opinion piece, on the urgent need for the Trudeau government to stop fuelling the conflict in Ukraine and instead to seek a ceasefire and negotiated end to the crisis, was refused by the newspaper. Since the war began, the Spec has refused to publish anything from our Hamilton Co…

Jason Ditz (2022-05-20). Food Prices Rise, Iran Clashes With Growing Protests. news.antiwar.com Inflation is taking a toll all over the world, and one of the big nations to pay the price is Iran, where Inflation is impacting almost everything, and wheat flour seems to be the most sensitive, with the war between Russia and Ukraine, two major growers, raising concern about availability later in the year. | Across Iran, and especially central Iran, demonstrators are in the streets…

Editor2 (2022-05-20). Azov Insignia-Bearing Teen Carries Out, Streams Mass Shooting in US. orinocotribune.com The United States has been hit by another mass shooting, this one streamed on streaming platform Twitch by a white supremacist who had no motive but racism and hatred for the attack. | 18-year-old Payton Gendron has been detained without bail on first-degree murder charges following a mass shooting carried out on Saturday afternoon at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. The spree has claimed the lives of at least 10 people, the latest Buffalo Police Department tally revealed. | The heavily armed gunman had a rifle and tactical gear on his person at the time of the incident, which the Buffalo police commissioner s…

_____ (2022-05-20). What Would an Amendment of the "Anti-War" Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution Mean? journal-neo.org The NEO tracks more or less regularly any significant developments in the evolution of Japanese defense policy, construed broadly. That is, attention is drawn to the long-standing debate on (possible) changes to the existing legal framework, the remarkable trends in military buildup itself, and the highly practical nature and extent of Japan's military activities outside …

Staff (2022-05-20). Cubadebate estrena subdominio interactivo dedicado a las vacunas cubanas anticovid-19. cubadebate.cu Esta tarde científicos e investigadores del grupo BioCubaFarma se reunió en el Memorial José Martí. Allí homenajearon al Apóstol en el 127 aniversario de su desaparición física, asimismo recordaron el momento en el que el presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, los convocó a la búsqueda de una vacuna contra la covid-19. Como parte de la actividad, Cubadebate presentó una plataforma interactiva que recoge los datos e historia en torno a ellas.

He Jun (2022-05-20). Warning Signs in China's Economic Outlook as COVID-19 Spreads. moderndiplomacy.eu New variables both within and outside of China in 2022 have placed the country's economy under new pressure. In the first quarter, its economic growth rate was only 4.8%, which was 0.7 percentage points lower than the annual economic growth target of 5.5%, indicating that it will face challenges in stabilizing economic growth this year. …

From Embers (2022-05-20). From Embers: Escaping Tomorrows Cages. itsgoingdown.org Anarchist podcast and radio show From Embers from so-called Canada looks at the Escaping Tomorrow's Cages writing project. Escaping Tomorrow's Cages is a six-part essay being published throughout the month of May that lays out the coming wave of provincial jail expansions in Ontario and propose a strategy for how they might be opposed. We spoke…

Fight Back (2022-05-20). San José State students rally for reproductive rights. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On May 16, about 50 students gathered at the Olympic Black Power Statue, at San José State University, to rally in defense of Roe v. Wade. | Many student and community organizers, as well as concerned students and community members spoke to the importance of preserving Roe v. Wade, and why the right to abortion and reproductive health care is a human right and should be codified into law. Throughout the rally, "Fight! Fight! Fight! Abortion is a human right!" and "My body! My choice!" echoed throughout campus. | This rally was led by members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), along with S…

Jason Ditz (2022-05-20). Yemen's Houthis Confirm Considering Truce Extension. news.antiwar.com Seven years of war in Yemen have seen precious few ceasefires. The current ceasefire, which began at the start of April, was the longest and by far the most successful. A two-month deal, it is scheduled to end June 2. | Earlier this week the UN reported they'd raised a possible extension. Yemen's Houthis confirmed that Wednesday, It's a good deal for the civilians involved, as there haven't been any airstrikes, and the aid delivery is starting to pick up steam with an…

Staff (2022-05-20). 2 US military convoys come under attack in Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA) — Iraqi news sources on late Thursday reported that two logistics convoys belonging to the US military were targeted in the Iraqi province of Babylon.

Staff (2022-05-20). Constructive ties between countries key to regional security. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi told Azerbaijani Deputy PM that the existence of constructive relations based on mutual interests between neighboring countries is the most effective factor in maintaining regional security.

Staff (2022-05-20). Enrique Ubieta: quisiera que mis textos contribuyan a hacer viable la Revolución, el socialismo. cubadebate.cu øCuál es la mejor forma de contar una historia? Muchos se hacen esta pregunta antes de emprender un proyecto. Para algunos es indispensable tener todos los elementos, otros acuden a su imaginación. Autores como Enrique Ubieta Gómez prefieren estar en el lugar donde se desarrollan los acontecimientos, compartir con sus protagonistas.

Staff (2022-05-20). El tiempo: Calor, algunos chubascos y tormentas eléctricas en occidente. cubadebate.cu 🌦Estará mayormente nublado en gran parte del país, con algunos chubascos y tormentas eléctricas desde el final de la mañana en la región occidental, que serán aislados en centro y oriente.

Staff (2022-05-20). Canadá podría prohibir los equipos 5G de las compañías chinas Huawei y ZTE. cubadebate.cu Canadá anunció este jueves que planea prohibir la instalación de los equipos 5G de las compañías chinas Huawei y ZTE en su territorio con el fin de proteger su seguridad nacional. "Tenemos la intención de excluir a Huawei y ZTE de nuestras redes 5G", afirmó en una conferencia el ministro de Industria canadiense, Franàßois-Philippe Champagne.

Staff (2022-05-20). President Raeisi arrives in West Azarbaijan Province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA) — Iran's President Ebrahim Raeisi arrived in West Azarbaijan province on Friday morning as part of his administration's regular visits to provinces to listen to people's grievances.

Staff (2022-05-20). Alexander Urquiola: Estamos muy contentos con el pase a los Play Off. cubadebate.cu Villa Clara cedió hoy ante Artemisa y no podrá alcanzar en la tabla de posiciones al elenco de Pinar del Río, dueño ya del octavo lugar con 40 victorias y 35 derrotas en la etapa regular de la 61 Serie Nacional de Béisbol. Los Vegueros han quedado automáticamente clasificados a los play off de cuartos de final y cumplen su primera meta en la lid.

Staff (2022-05-20). Iran supports UN efforts addressing food insecurity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA) — As the whole world has been affected by food shortages, Iran's envoy and permanent representative to the United Nations said that Iran supports the United Nations' efforts to address food insecurity issues.

Staff (2022-05-20). Memorial José Martí acoge muestra pictórica en homenaje al Héroe Nacional. cubadebate.cu La exposición En cuerpo y alma, conformada por 15 obras del artista de la plástica Mario Fabelo, recuerda el aniversario 127 de la caída en combate del Héroe Nacional de Cuba, José Martí.

Staff (2022-05-20). Archivo CD: La República neocolonial. cubadebate.cu El panorama se tornaba más sombrío ante el ascenso arribista y el avance desaforado de la corrupción. El escepticismo, que se fue adueñando de las conciencias, se expresó en la voz de los intelectuales y en una tradición costumbrista que venía del siglo XIX. La imagen gráfica del chivo se asoció al fenómeno de la malversación de fondos públicos. La guataca simbolizó al adulador en procura de privilegios.

Staff (2022-05-20). Proteger, acompañar y recuperar lo materialmente dañado, máximas de trabajo tras el accidente en el Saratoga. cubadebate.cu Proteger, acompañar y recuperar lo materialmente dañado han sido máximas de trabajo seguidas en todos los ámbitos, desde que ocurriera el accidente del Hotel Saratoga. Prácticamente desde el minuto cero de la fatídica explosión, la máxima dirección del país ha mantenido un riguroso seguimiento a cada una de las acciones que ha sido necesario llevar a cabo.

Staff (2022-05-20). Diseñan algoritmo que detecta la "falta de felicidad" en las redes sociales. cubadebate.cu Según la teoría de la elección del psiquiatra William Glasser, existen cinco necesidades básicas que se encuentran en los cimientos de todo comportamiento humano: la supervivencia, el poder, la libertad, el sentimiento de pertenencia y la diversión.

Staff (2022-05-20). Primer ministro asiste a la asamblea general de la Organización Nacional de Bufetes Colectivos. cubadebate.cu El miembro del Buró Político del Partido Comunista de Cuba y primer ministro, Manuel Marrero Cruz, presidió este jueves la asamblea general de la Organización Nacional de Bufetes Colectivos, en la cual exhortó a elevar la cultura jurídica empresarial y de la población.

Newsroom (2022-05-20). Mali's withdrawal from G5 Sahel, Joint Force 'a setback' for the region. moderndiplomacy.eu Mali's decision on 15 May to withdraw from the G5-Sahel group and its Joint Force is "unfortunate" and "regrettable", a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday, as she urged countries in the region to redouble efforts to protect human rights, amid protracted political and security crises. Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Assistant …

Newsroom (2022-05-20). First polio outbreak in 30 years declared in Mozambique. moderndiplomacy.eu Health authorities in Mozambique declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus on Wednesday after confirming that a child in the country's north-eastern Tete province, had contracted the disease. This marks the second imported case of wild poliovirus in southern Africa this year, following an outbreak in Malawi in mid-February, said the World Health Organization's (WHO) Regional …

Dr. Arshad M. Khan (2022-05-20). Nuclear Weapons: How Safe Are We? moderndiplomacy.eu Some sixty years ago, American psychologist Abraham Maslow formulated a five tier hierarchy of needs. First, food and shelter followed by safety and so on, not that each need had to be satisfied fully to move to the next. It might explain why thousands marched in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the 1950s …

____ (2022-05-20). Biden administration pushes for NATO accession of Finland, Sweden, as Senate passes $40 billion aid package for Ukraine. wsws.org With the push for NATO's accession of Sweden and Finland and the gigantic $40 billion aid package, Washington is signaling unambiguously that the response of US imperialism to the military setback in Mariupol is a further escalation of its proxy war with Russia.

____ (2022-05-20). Timothy Snyder claims "Russia is fascist": Falsification in the service of US-NATO war propaganda. wsws.org The New York Times' op-ed column by Timothy Snyder—"We Should Say It. Russia is Fascist"—is yet another example of the Yale professor's role as an unscrupulous purveyor of historical falsification aimed at legitimizing the US-NATO war against Russia.

____ (2022-05-20). Germany's Left Party in free fall. wsws.org The war in Ukraine has finally exposed the pro-imperialist character of the Left Party. It fully supports the German government's war propaganda. Criticism of NATO will no longer be tolerated.

____ (2022-05-20). George W. Bush inadvertently tells the truth about the Iraq War. wsws.org A verbal "slip" by George W. Bush, in a comment about the war in Ukraine, has drawn attention to the far greater crimes of American imperialism in the wars begun by Bush and his father.

____ (2022-05-20). The pseudo-left Victorian Socialists in the Australian elections: Parochialism and parliamentary cretinism. wsws.org The Victorian Socialists' campaign has nothing to do with a fight against capitalism and its political defenders. Instead, the Victorian Socialists are seeking to consolidate a position on the "left" flank of that very political establishment.

____ (2022-05-20). Vote 1 for Socialist Equality Party candidates in the Australian election! wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party is standing Senate teams in three states in order to present a genuine socialist alternative to the broadest possible audience, and prepare for the convulsive working-class struggles ahead.

____ (2022-05-20). More than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths in New Zealand. wsws.org New Zealand has gone from having no COVID deaths for most of the pandemic, to now having one of the highest weekly death rates in the world, as a result of the Labour Party government abandoning its elimination policy.

____ (2022-05-20). Covid rips through US schools during sixth surge. wsws.org The mass infection policies enforced by the federal government have left teachers, staff and students entirely unprotected in schools as cases surge.

____ (2022-05-20). January 6 Select Committee requests to interview Republican lawmaker who provided "tour" of Capitol grounds day before coup. wsws.org In a letter, the committee wrote that they believed Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk had "information regarding a tour" he led through parts of the Capitol the day before the coup.

____ (2022-05-20). Biden sends US troops back into Somalia. wsws.org The goal of the Biden administration is to secure US imperialism's control over the Horn of Africa and trade through the Suez Canal in preparation for confrontation with China.

____ (2022-05-20). The Dropout—On the fraudulent rise and ignominious fall of Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos. wsws.org The miniseries dramatizes how a young female CEO started and grew a biotech company that delivered on none of its promises, defrauding patients and bilking investors of 100s of millions of dollars.

____ (2022-05-20). Sri Lankan workers and rural poor must mobilize against the Rajapakse-Wickremesinghe austerity agenda! wsws.org Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka's newly installed prime minster, delivered an address to the nation Monday that attempted to exploit the country's dire economic crisis to justify a massive assault on workers and rural toilers.

____ (2022-05-20). Over 100 monkeypox infections detected in 10 countries as unprecedented outbreak spreads globally. wsws.org An unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox virus has officially spread to nine countries outside of Africa, with 101 cases reported as of this writing. Confirmed or suspected cases have been identified in the United Kingdom (9 cases), Portugal (34), Spain (32), France (1), Belgium (2), Sweden (1), Italy (3), Canada (17), and the United States (2).

____ (2022-05-20). USW isolating strike by California Chevron workers over refinery staffing and safety. wsws.org Richmond refinery workers are fighting for their safety and the safety of those in their community, but winning this strike requires breaking free of the isolation and duplicity of the USW.

____ (2022-05-20). Senate passes $28 million bill that does not resolve US baby formula supply crisis. wsws.org The US Senate passed by unanimous consent the Access to Baby Formula Act on Thursday, but it will not end the shortages in stores that are expected to persist for weeks if not months.

____ (2022-05-20). Dana workers must prepare common action to halt contract violations. wsws.org At all Dana plants, the company is violating the terms of the contract and the unions are letting them do it. While the violations differ at each plant, our response at all plants must be the same: we must unite and take action ourselves, or things will only get worse.

____ (2022-05-20). Outraged Arconic aluminum workers speak out against USW's contract proposal: "It's a bad deal!" wsws.org Workers at all the Arconic facilities under the last USW agreement had voted unanimously to strike in the run-up to the contract expiration, expressing an extraordinary determination to win significantly higher pay.

____ (2022-05-20). In-store video shows DeAnthony VanAtten shopping prior to being shot in the parking lot by East Lansing, Michigan police. wsws.org East Lansing police belatedly released in-store surveillance video that shows DeAnthony VanAtten buying corn and macaroni and cheese at the checkout of a Meijer grocery store before he was chased, shot at in the parking lot by two officers and struck twice non-fatally by one of them.

____ (2022-05-20). After keeping workers in the dark, UAW announces snap contract vote at Detroit Diesel. wsws.org Once again the UAW is trying to rush through a vote on a tentative agreement without providing workers with full details or the time necessary to study and discuss.

____ (2022-05-20). Tax documents reveal Black Lives Matter improperly spent tens of millions in donations. wsws.org The tax filings detail how the foundation spent much of the $77 million it received in donations in fiscal 2020, including $32 million to gamble on the stock market.

____ (2022-05-20). Stellantis workers back contract fights at Detroit Diesel and CNH. wsws.org Stellantis workers in suburban Detroit expressed solidarity with Detroit Diesel and CNH workers who have rejected the United Auto Workers' efforts to impose pro-company contracts…

Kevin Mwanza (2022-05-19). Billionaire Crypto Founder Of FTX Exchange: Bitcoin Has No Future As A Payments Or Scaling Network. moguldom.com Sam Bankman-Fried, the 30-year-old billionaire founder of crypto exchange FTX and one of the most prominent executives in the crypto-sphere, said he believes Bitcoin does not have a future as a payment network. Bitcoin's proof-of-work system, which validates transactions on the world's largest blockchain, is not capable of being scaled up to deal with millions …

____ (2022-05-19). Most of any EU state: NATO neighbor Poland has sent 1.5 billion Euros in arms to Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Polish RadioMay 19, 2022 Poland has sent EUR 1.5 bn in military aid to Ukraine: PM's aide Poland's military assistance to war-torn Ukraine has exceeded EUR 1.5 billion, a senior government official said on Thursday. Micha≈Ç Dworczyk revealed the figure at a local governance conference in the southwestern city of Wroc≈Çaw…. 'No other EU country …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). Much Of Washington's $54 Billion Aid For Ukraine Will Be Stolen By Corrupt Officials. southfront.org Congress set to approve eyewatering $54 billion in aid as American citizens continue to suffer. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | US aid to Ukraine has reached astonishing heights ever since Russia launched its military operation on February 24, with continuous streams of arms, ammunition and intelligence provisions flowing into the country. At a time when living costs is becoming increasingly unbearable for the average American, Congress is poised to approve more…

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-19). EU Unveils $220 Billion Plan to Stop Importing Russian Energy. news.antiwar.com The EU's European Commission on Wednesday announced a plan to completely wean itself off of Russian energy imports by 2027 Under the plan,

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-19). Senate Passes $40 Billion Ukraine Aid Bill. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, the Senate passed a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, the majority of which will go towards military assistance. The legislation now moves to the desk of President Biden, who is expected to quickly sign it into law. | The massive package passed

____ (2022-05-19). China's satellite navigation industry output hits 469b yuan. ecns.cn The total output value of China's satellite navigation and location services industry reached 469 billion yuan (about $69.6 billion) in 2021, up 16.3 percent from the previous year, according to an industry white paper released on Wednesday.

Editor (2022-05-19). Did the CIA train Ukrainian torturers? mronline.org The matter raises suspicions about a possible "instruction" that would be transmitted by American intelligence to Ukrainian neo-Nazis on "how to torture".

Ajamu Baraka (2022-05-19). The new White supremacist consensus, Part 2: shootings in Buffalo solidify the consensus. mronline.org The latest mass shooter in Buffalo, New York was clearly a racist, and identified with Ukrainian and other neo-Nazis. But white supremacy has a stronger hold on European and U.S. society than is commonly acknowledged. The avowed racist is not the only problem.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). Nazism, the West, Ukraine. libya360.wordpress.com Vladimir Odintsov Despite the lessons of World War II, unfortunately the author has to say that the events of the last eight years in and around Ukraine have demonstrated not only the vitality of Nazism, but also the desire of a number of Western leaders to revive it across the board. Since early 1930s, Western…

_____ (2022-05-19). US is Increasing the Military Pressure in its Dealings with China. journal-neo.org Since Joe Biden's arrival in the White House, Washington, with the support of its European allies, to bring about a conflict in Ukraine, forcing Russia to launch a special operation to "denazify" that country. Now the US is embarking on military operations in a new conflict, which it created with the help of its Asian …

Contributing Writers (2022-05-19). NATO's Finest Using Civilians and Civilian Infrastructure as Shields. marktaliano.net READ MORE: MARIUPOL — CIVILIANS DENOUNCE THE CRIMES OF THE FIGHTERS OF THE NEO-NAZI AZOV REGIMENT/By Christelle Néant &#1 ; Mark Taliano ISIS/Al Qaeda in the Middle East and Ukraine's "Neo-Nazis": Two Sides of the Imperial Coin &#1 ; Mark Taliano…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). Zelensky Desperately Attempts To Portray 'Azov' Surrender As A Win For Ukraine. southfront.org The Kiev regime fears the image of "last stand heroes" they were trying to build to boost the morale of Ukrainian troops may very well backfire and cause a cascading effect of mass surrender. | Written by Drago Bosnic, independent geopolitical and military analyst | Over 770 members of Ukraine's "Azov Battalion" Neo-Nazi group have surrendered at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol in the past 24 hours, pushing the total number to 1,730 Ukrainian forces who have laid down their arms, Russian Defense…

_____ (2022-05-19). Leading Artists Demand Accountability For Israel's Killing Of Abu Akleh. popularresistance.org More than a hundred artists, including Hollywood stars, acclaimed authors and prominent musicians, have condemned Israel's killing of esteemed Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. | Actors Susan Sarandon, Tilda Swinton, Mark Ruffalo, Kathryn Hahn and Steve Coogan are among the signatories to an open letter calling for "full accountability for the perpetrators of this crime and everyone involved in authorizing it". | Abu Akleh, well-known across the Arab world for her reporting on Israel's occupation and apartheid system, was shot dead last week while wearing a press vest. Israeli human rights group B'Tselem…

Carol Lang (2022-05-19). Role Of The AFL-CIO Supporting The Histadrut & Its Support For Apartheid. indybay.org The Israeli corporatist Zionist trade union federation Histadrut has played an important role in supporting the apartheid system in Israel. The AFL-CIO leadership with the CIA has collaborated internationally to support US imperialism.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). Multi-Domain Operations: The US Wages Constant War and Across All Domains. libya360.wordpress.com Brian Berletic The United States has clearly transitioned militarily several times throughout its history, from the Cold War preparing to fight the Soviet Union using massive maneuver warfare to using the military that existed at the end of the Cold War to decimate the Iraqi army in the 1990's, to shifting to a "small wars"…

Staff (2022-05-19). Headlines for May 19, 2022. democracynow.org House Passes Bill Combating Domestic Terrorism in Response to Buffalo Shooting, New York to Probe Social Media Sites Used by Buffalo Shooting Suspect, Russia Claims Victory in Mariupol as Last Ukrainian Fighters Surrender , Bridget Brink Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine , Russia Expels Diplomats and Closes Moscow Bureau of Canadian Broadcaster, Pentagon Claims Successful Test of Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Missile, Finland and Sweden Apply for NATO Membership, Agree to New Arms Purchases, President Biden Heads to Asia for Six-Day Tour Amid Tensions with China and North Korea, Israeli Military Won't In…

Medea Benjamin (2022-05-19). For Biden's Summit of the Americas, Obama's Handshake With Raúl Castro Shows the Way. dissidentvoice.org On May 16, the Biden administration announced new measures to "increase support for the Cuban people." They included easing travel restrictions and helping Cuban-Americans support and connect with their families. They mark a step forward but a baby step, given that most U.S. sanctions on Cuba remain in place. Also in place is a ridiculous …

Vijay Prashad (2022-05-19). Art Is a Dream in Which We Imagine Our Future. dissidentvoice.org On 11 May 2022, an Israeli sniper fired at the head of the veteran Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh as she reported on an Israeli military raid on a refugee settlement in Jenin (part of the Occupied Palestine Territories). The snipers continued to fire at the journalists who were with her, preventing them from aiding …

Editor2 (2022-05-19). Doubling Down on Threat to Russia, Blinken Seeks Finland, Sweden Entry Into NATO. orinocotribune.com US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he is "very confident" that NATO would reach a consensus on admitting Sweden and Finland to the alliance, despite Turkey's concerns and Russia's warnings against the pair's entry into the US-led military alliance. | After a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Berlin on Sunday, Blinken told reporters that Washington "would strongly support the NATO application by either Sweden or Finland should they choose to formally apply to the alliance." | He said he heard "almost across-the-board very strong support" for the NATO bids. | "I'm very confident that we will reach consens…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). Russell Bentley: "The U.S. and NATO Are Waging War With Russia in Ukraine… but Russia is Assured of Victory" libya360.wordpress.com Finian Cunningham Russell Bentley has been living in the Donetsk People's Republic for eight years where he now has obtained official citizenship. Western news media are spinning wild delusions about Russia facing failure and defeat in Ukraine, says Russell Bentley, a former American soldier who has been fighting and living in the Donbass for the…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). Lieutenant Colonel Jacques Guillemain: "Ukrainian Soldiers are Entrenched in the Cities" libya360.wordpress.com Continental Observer Continental Observer conducted an interview with Lieutenant Colonel Jacques Guillemain, a former Air Force pilot, who provides us with his analysis of the situation in Ukraine, but also on on NATO. Concerning the characteristics of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine. How can an independent expert explain and comment on this? Jacques…

____ (2022-05-19). Poland ready to host permanent NATO bases: PM. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com B92May 19, 2022 Poland ready for permanent NATO bases Poland is ready to form permanent NATO bases where light infantry will be deployed, Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, said. "Permanent Allied bases should be formed in the countries of the eastern flank of NATO. Poland is ready to build such bases that would be …

____ (2022-05-19). Georgia: NATO proxy army trains for new war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian Ministry of DefenseMay 19, 2022 The Minister of Defense attended the field exercise of "Gelati 2022" The Minister of Defense of Georgia Juansher Burchuladze got acquainted with the ongoing command-staff exercise "Gelati 2022" at the Orpholo training ground. The field component demonstration was attended by the Deputy Minister of Defense, Brigadier General Johnny Tatunashvili, …

____ (2022-05-19). Italian, Albanian troops to join NATO Black Sea war groups. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ReutersMay 18, 2022 Italy to lead NATO combat unit in Bulgaria, to send up to 800 troops Italy will take over the leadership of a new NATO combat unit that is being set up in Bulgaria…. Italy could deploy up to 800 troops and military equipment in the Black Sea country…. The government also allowed …

| Reuters | (2022-05-19). Turkey has told allies it's a 'no' to Sweden and Finland's NATO bid: Erdogan. tribune.com.pk Turkey has told allies that it will reject Sweden and Finland's membership to NATO, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in a video posted on his Twitter account on Thursday. | Finland and Sweden formally applied on Wednesday to join US-led NATO, a decision spurred by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Turkey's objections have come as a surprise to the other members of the alliance. | "We will continue our policy in a determined way. We have told allies that we will say no to Finland and Sweden's NATO membership," Erdogan said in an interview with students late on Wednesday. | Also read: Turkey 'will not say yes'

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-19). Erdogan Says Turkey Won't Drop Opposition to Sweden, Finland NATO Bids. news.antiwar.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stood firm on Thursday in his opposition to Finland and Sweden's bids for NATO membership, saying Ankara will not drop its objections. "We have told our relevant friends we would say 'no' to Finland and Sweden's entry into NATO, and we will continue on our path like this," Erdogan said. …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). Leader Of Republika Srpska Declares Independence As Soon As Kosovo Joins The UN. southfront.org A soldier of NATO-led peacekeeping force KFOR guards convoy of the road near the village of Leposavic, northern Kosovo, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic | Milorad Dodik, a Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has announced a possible declaration of independence of Republika Srpska. | Sarajevo is concerned about the issue. The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has tried several times to recognize Kosovo, but there are some doubts, because there is a fear of losing 49% of the territory. Republika Srpska also has its own opinion on the matter. | The head of the Serbs of Bosnia…

teleSUR- hvh (2022-05-19). Israel deja sin investigar el asesinato de periodista palestina. telesurtv.net La Cancillería palestina afirma que Israel ignora los testimonios, las pruebas y los resultados de las autopsias.

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-19). Finland Says It Won't Host Nuclear Weapons or NATO Bases. news.antiwar.com Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said Thursday that Marin said she didn't think there was much interest in NATO for nuclear deployments or permanent bases inside Finland. "Nor do I think there is any interest in deploying nuclear weapons or opening NATO bases in Finland," she said. | Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has also said Sweden doesn't plan on host…

emptyronald Suny, Professor of History, Political Science, University of Michigan (2022-05-19). Why Turkey isn't on board with Finland, Sweden joining NATO — and why that matters. Ronald Suny, Professor of History and Political Science, University of Michigan

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2022-05-19). CSTO anniversary summit: New challenges and threats. moderndiplomacy.eu The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has marked its 30th year, at anniversary summit hosted by Moscow, with renewed multilateral documents strictly tasking its members forge a united security bloc to fight for territorial sovereignty and integrity, and against the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). At least, one of the landmarked achievements …

Staff (2022-05-19). Disbelief as Mainstream Media Alleges Defeated Ukrainians Were 'Evacuated'. orinocotribune.com On May 16, the commander of the Azov regiment entrenched in the Azovstal plant, Denís Prokópenko, announced the surrender of the troops under his command in the face of the Russian siege. However, the headlines of international mainstream media outlets presented the news not as a surrender, but as an "evacuation." | For example, the following headlines appeared in Spanish-language outlets: | ‚Ä¢ "Ukraine evacuates 264 soldiers from the Azovstal steel mill" (RTVE, Spain's publicly owned media) | ‚Ä¢ "Ukraine abandons the fight in the Mariupol steelworks and evacuates 2 soldiers" (S…

Ann Brown (2022-05-19). Former President Bush Slips Up In Speech: 'The Decision Of One Man To Launch A Wholly Unjustified And Brutal Invasion Of Iraq. I mean Of Ukraine'. moguldom.com Was it a Freudian slip? During a recent speech, former President George W. Bush blasted Russian President Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine as the "decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq." Bush, who ordered the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, quickly corrected himself, saying, "I mean of Ukraine." …

____ (2022-05-19). State Dept still pushing Georgia's entry into broader war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Agenda.geMay 19, 2022 Georgian First Deputy FM, US State Dept Counselor discuss partnership, security matters The United States-Georgia Strategic partnership and the difficult security environment in the Black Sea region amid the Russian aggression in Ukraine were discussed on Thursday in a meeting between the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Lasha Darsalia …

| Reuters | (2022-05-19). Ex-US president Bush calls Iraq invasion 'unjustified' in 'brutal' faux pas. tribune.com.pk Former US President George W Bush mistakenly described the invasion of Iraq as "brutal" and "unjustified" before correcting himself to say he meant to refer to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. | Bush made the comments in a speech during an event in Dallas on Wednesday, while he was criticizing Russia's political system. | "The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia, and the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq," Bush said, before correcting himself and shaking his head. "I mean, of Ukraine." | Speaking in Dallas this afternoon, former President George. W Bu…

_____ (2022-05-19). How Europe Was Pushed Towards Economic Suicide. popularresistance.org As Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, wrote in early February, before Russia's intervention in Ukraine: | America no longer has the monetary power and seemingly chronic trade and balance-of-payments surplus that enabled it to draw up the world's trade and investment rules in 1944-45. | The threat to U.S. dominance is that China, Russia and Mackinder's Eurasian World Island heartland are offering better trade and investment opportunities than are available from the United States | The most glaring example is the U.S. drive to block Germany from authorizing the…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine, Izyum-Severodonetsk On May 19, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-19). Proxy war in Ukraine raises concerns of global food insecurity, underlines need for talks. peoplesdispatch.org While Ukraine refuses to engage in talks, Russian forces scored a major victory in Donbass following the surrender of hundreds of Ukrainian forces in Mariupol's Azovstal steel plant earlier this week…

Staff (2022-05-19). Larov, Amir-Abdollahian discuss JCPOA, Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Iranian Foreign Minister have discussed the recent developments over JCPOA and Ukraine.

William Denselow (2022-05-19). UN warns Russia-Ukraine conflict could cause global food crisis. america.cgtn.com The UN warns that 49 million people across 43 nations are facing emergency levels of hunger. UN Secretary-General says the crisis in Ukraine will have lasting implications around the world.

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-19). Pentagon Announces Another $100 Million Weapons Package for Ukraine. news.antiwar.com The Pentagon announced Thursday that President Biden The Pentagon said the latest weapons package includes 18 155MM Howitzers, 18 tactical vehicles to tow the Howitzers, AN/TPQ-36 counter-artillery radars, field equipment, and spare parts. | The Biden administration started sending Howitzers to Ukraine in Apri…

____ (2022-05-18). U.S. reopens embassy in Ukraine. ecns.cn The United States reopened its embassy in Ukraine, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday, three months after it ceased operation in anticipation that Russia would launch a military operation in the country.

Chris Walker (2022-05-19). Bush Accidentally Condemns "Brutal Invasion of Iraq" When Talking About Ukraine. truthout.org While speaking to an audience at his presidential library on Wednesday, former President George W. Bush accidentally condemned his 2003 invasion of Iraq while attempting to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. | Bush's speech took place at his library in Dallas, Texas, and was part of an event

Amy Goodman (2022-05-19). Talks to End War in Ukraine Are Collapsing as US Seeks Regime Change in Moscow. truthout.org As the United Nations warns about the devastating global impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, talks to negotiate a peace settlement appear to have collapsed. Russian President Vladimir Putin appears determined to push forward despite a more resilient Ukrainian defense than expected, as both sides seem to be fixated on gaining military and territorial victories. Meanwhile, the U.S. continues to pour millions of dollars in weapons into Ukraine. "It does seem that the United States thinks that Ukraine should be supported in its war effort, not its negotiation effort, until the very end," says Nina Khrushcheva, pr…

Staff (2022-05-19). Nina Khrushcheva: Talks to End War in Ukraine Are Collapsing as U.S. Seeks Regime Change in Moscow. democracynow.org As the United Nations warns about the devastating global impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, talks to negotiate a peace settlement appear to have collapsed. Russian President Vladimir Putin appears determined to push forward despite a more resilient Ukrainian defense than expected, as both sides seem to be fixated on gaining military and territorial victories. Meanwhile, the U.S. continues to pour millions of dollars in weapons into Ukraine. "It does seem that the United States thinks that Ukraine should be supported in its war effort, not its negotiation effort, until the very end," says Ni…

Staff (2022-05-19). VIDEO: Bush confuses Iraq with Ukraine in speech guff. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Former US President George W. Bush mistakenly conflated the Iraq invasion his administration oversaw with Russia's military operation in Ukraine in a Wednesday speech from Dallas.

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-19). Italy's Draghi Calls for Peace Talks, Ceasefire in Ukraine. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi called for a ceasefire in Ukraine and for peace talks between Kyiv and Moscow as European calls for a negotiated settlement to the war continue to grow. | Having earlier discouraged negotiating with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Draghi has changed his tune in recent weeks. "We have to achieve a ceasefire as soon as possible to stop the humanitarian crisis from getting worse and get negotiations going again," Dra…

Juan Cole (2022-05-19). George W. Bush denounces "the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq — I mean, Ukraine" juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; Michael Williams at the Dallas Morning News reports on George W. Bush's speech at his presidential center at Southern Methodist University, during which the former president made what MSNBC's Mehdi Hassan called "one of the biggest Freudian slips of all time." Bush denounced the rigged elections that produced the dictatorship …

emptypaul Morrow, Human Rights Fellow, University of Dayton (2022-05-19). Whether in war-torn Ukraine, Laos or Spain, kids have felt compelled to pick up crayons and put their experiences to paper. Paul Morrow, Human Rights Fellow, University of Dayton

emptyshelley Inglis, Executive Director, University of Dayton Human Rights Center, University of Dayton (2022-05-19). Putin could be charged with the crime of aggression for the Ukraine war — but it's an expensive process with high stakes. Shelley Inglis, Executive Director, University of Dayton Human Rights Center, University of Dayton

Staff (2022-05-19). Mexico Talks to Restart as Venezuela's Government Meets With Opposition. orinocotribune.com Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard described the announcement of the talks as "very positive," and said that his country is "willing and ready to receive them." | Representatives from the delegations of the Venezuelan government and the so-called Unitary Platform, representing the radical sector of the opposition, reported on Tuesday, May 18, that they had held a meeting in México, reopening a new chapter in the complicated negotiations. | Attending the meeting were the president of the National Assembly (AN) of Venezuela, Jorge Rodríguez, representing the government, and Gerardo Blyde, for the Unitary Plat…

Editor (2022-05-19). The ruling class in Australia. mronline.org Who rules Australia? The politicians, the ultra-wealthy class of capitalists or the high-powered bureaucrats who run the state—the military generals, court justices, heads of government departments and so on? The answer is all three. Together, they make up the Australian ruling class.

Editor (2022-05-19). What is the fetishism of commodities? mronline.org I was asked by a few comrades to explain Marx's concept of the fetishism of commodities, and with that, the main ways it has been misunderstood by both mainstream bourgeois academia and by well-meaning Marxists. The following short reflection attempts to do just that.

Anis Chowdhury (2022-05-19). When saviours are the problem. mronline.org SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR: Central bank policies have often worsened economic crises instead of resolving them. By raising interest rates in response to inflation, they often exacerbate, rather than mitigate business cycles and inflation.

_____ (2022-05-19). Why is a New War Coming to Afghanistan? journal-neo.org Afghanistan, every now and then, is hit by a bomb attack. Most of the recent attacks have been claimed by the Islamic State in Khorasan (terrorist organization, banned in Russia)). Its ability to orchestrate highly sophisticated attacks shows that the group, contrary to the claims the US military officials made during the US occupation of …

_____ (2022-05-19). Yoon Suk-yeol Takes Office. journal-neo.org On May 10, 2022, the inauguration ceremony for the new president of the Republic of Korea, Yoon Suk-yeol, took place in front of the National Assembly building in Seoul. The slogan of the ceremony was "Again Republic of Korea: A New Country for the People." Some 40,000 people watched the event, including 24,000 members of …

Allen Forrest (2022-05-19). Cause of Increase in Death Claims? dissidentvoice.org

| News Desk | (2022-05-19). Indian court convicts Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik in 'fictitious terrorism case'. tribune.com.pk Top Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik was convicted by an Indian court in a "terrorism-related case" after he protested the charges levelled against him, saying he is a freedom fighter, according to Indian media reports. | The Delhi court on Thursday asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to assess his financial situation in order to determine the amount of fine to be imposed. | Malik was also directed by the court to /Users/solar/Dropbox/_data/_xp/ an affidavit disclosing all sources of his income and assets. | The court will hear the arguments on the quantum of sentence on May 25. | The charges levelled against him included raising f…

| News Desk | (2022-05-19). Pakistan looking at Afghan regime to help control terrorism. tribune.com.pk Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said that Pakistan was looking to the Taliban regime in Afghanistan to play its role in discouraging the increase of terrorist activity at the two countries' borders. | In an interview with CNN's Christiana Amanpour, the minister stated that Pakistan was continuing to not only monitor the situation but work on its side to ensure that they could "try to tackle the threat of terrorism and hope that the regime in Afghanistan lives up to their international commitment to not allow their soil to be used for terrorism". | Replying to a question regarding what it will take for…

| News Desk | (2022-05-19). Donald Blome takes oath as US envoy to Pakistan. tribune.com.pk Senior diplomat Donald Armin Blome took oath as new US ambassador to Pakistan, senior State Department official said on Thursday. | "Honored to swear in Ambassador Donald A Blome as the US Ambassador to Pakistan. Ambassador Blome is a stellar choice to build upon 75‚ÄØyears of‚ÄØUS-Pakistan relations," Deputy US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman wrote on her official Twitter handle. | She also thanked the US Senate "for his confirmation to this important post". | Honored to swear in Ambassador Donald A. Blome ‚ÄØas the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan. Amb…

| news.desk | (2022-05-19). Pakistani pilgrims attend annual Urs at Dargah Hazrat Amir Khusro in New Delhi. tribune.com.pk Pakistani pilgrims, accompanied by Charge d'affaires Aftab Hasan Khan, visited the shrine of Hazrat Amir Khusro (RA) in New Delhi on Thursday and laid the traditional chaddar on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan. | A group of 110 Pakistani pilgrims is visiting New Delhi to participate in the 718th Urs of Hazrat Amir Khusro. The charge d'affaires and the group were greeted at the Dargah by Sajjadah Nasheen Dewan Tahir Nizami. | The Cd'A & Zaireen were greeted by Sajjadah Nasheen Dewan Syed Tahir Nizami and other members of Dargah Committee. After laying the Chaddar at the shrine,dua was offered.De…

| Reuters | (2022-05-19). One person wounded in German school shooting – police. tribune.com.pk Shots were fired at a German school in the northern city of Bremerhaven on Thursday and one person, who was not a student, was wounded, police said. | An armed person was detained and taken into police custody after the shooting and the injured person was taken to hospital, police said. | "The students are in their classrooms with their teachers. The police have the situation on site under control," police added in a statement. "Police measures are continuing." | German paper Bild said the injured person was a woman. | Bild also reported that a second suspect appeared to be on the run. It earlier reported they…

| Reuters | (2022-05-19). Half a million Indians flee floods in northeast brought by rain. tribune.com.pk More than 0,000 people have fled their homes in India's northeastern state of Assam to escape heavy floods triggered by pre-monsoon rains that drowned seven, authorities said on Wednesday, as they warned the situation could worsen. | One of the world's largest rivers, the Brahmaputra, which flows into India and neighbouring Bangladesh from Tibet, burst its banks in Assam over the last three days, inundating more than 1, 0 villages. | Torrential rains lashed most of the rugged state, and the downpour continued on Wednesday, with more forecast over the next two days. | Read more: Rising temperatures trigger wat…

| Social Desk | (2022-05-19). Are almost half of US President Biden's Twitter followers fake? tribune.com.pk Are almost half of US President Joe Biden's followers fake? American media outlet Newsweek did an analysis on the official Twitter account used by the elected US president. | The Newsweek reporter used a free analytical tool called Fake Followers by audience research company SparkToro. After the article garnered a lot of attention, many reporters reached out to SparkToro for clarification about the egregious claim. | SparkToro co-founder Rand Fishkin addressed the claims in the form of a Twitter thread. Fishkin stated that Joe Biden did not receive any of Donald Trump's followers when he was given the Twitter…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). Saudi Religious Moderation: The World's Foremost Publisher Of Qur'ans Has Yet To Get The Message. southfront.org

Anonymous587 (2022-05-19). Shipwreck Of Missile Cruiser Moskva. Estimates Of Naval Military Analysts. southfront.org Moment of sinking Moskva | The flagship of the Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet, the missile cruiser Moskva, sank on April 14, 2022. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the cruiser sank as a result of a fire, which in turn led to the detonation of ammunition; the causes of the fire are not named. However, pictures from the crash site show that the real reasons for the sinking are still unknown for sure. | Many military experts are inclined to the opinion that the true cause is most probably the missile strike of Apr…

Anonymous765 (2022-05-19). Russia And Israel Clash Over Syria. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | MONERO (XMR): 84eCJf22Yz39rHwoz6vf3hdcWmbCY336eAUoLXpSj1Q3boP8crzKdDq3R5f72RjFmTJB…

Carlos Osorio (2022-05-19). ICE and private prison GEO threaten hunger strikers at NW Detention Center in Tacoma. liberationnews.org ICE and GEO are threatening to force-feed the hunger strikers while denying them clean water or none at all.

Danny O'Brien (2022-05-19). Nurses' union marches in Oregon. workers.org Oregon nurses rally, warn of statewide strike, May 11. Oregon City, Oregon Nurses from the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) working at Providence Oregon hospitals marched May 11 from Providence Willamette Falls Community Center to the Clackamas Courthouse, where they held a picket and gave speeches. The Providence network in Oregon . . . |

Editor (2022-05-19). ICE Probably Spied on You. scheerpost.com Shutterstock | By Farrah Hassen / Growing up in the Southern California suburbs, government surveillance never worried me. But my Syrian-American parents were more cautious. They would often warn me against talking about politics over the phone — in case Big Brother was snooping. | As a teenager, I dismissed their concerns. "Listen, we're not in the Middle East," I would counter. | My parents knew better though. I soon received a rud…

Kathy Durkin (2022-05-19). Tens of thousands tell SCOTUS: 'We will fight back!'. workers.org Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan, New York "We won't go back!" was chanted by tens of thousands of protesters May 14 in 380 actions across the U.S. Participants in the "Bans Off Our Bodies" demonstrations denounced the attacks on the right to abortion, now facing an overturn by the right-wing majority on . . . |

Sebastian Garza (2022-05-19). Brookline teachers strike for one day, win three-year contract struggle. liberationnews.org In a single day strike, the BEU strike won a three year long struggle.

Anonymous669 (2022-05-19). Algeria Has Acquired Chinese Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile. southfront.org A Chinese YJ-12B costal defense system firing. Photo via the Yonhap News Agency. | The Algerian military has reportedly acquired an export version of the Chinese YJ-12B costal defense system armed with CM-302 supersonic anti-ship missiles. | On May 18, a photo showing a TEL [Transporter Erector Launcher] of the system moving in an unspecified part of Algeria surfaced online. | It remains unclear when Algerian acquired the advanced system, or how many were purchased. The Algerian military does not usually disclose any…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-19). Colombia's far-right trying to postpone presidential elections. colombiareports.com The far-right party of Colombia's President Ivan Duque wants to postpone the May 29 presidential elections. The Democratic Center party and its main ally, the Conservative Party, proposed to postpone…

Staff (2022-05-19). End the Filibuster: Senate Can't Pass Gun Control Despite Public Support, 198 Mass Shootings in 2022. democracynow.org The white supremacist who shot 10 people dead in Buffalo, New York, was able to buy an assault rifle months after New York state police took him into custody for making a threat about committing violence. The gun store owner who sold the weapon says a background check showed a clean record. We look at how background checks alone are not enough to prevent gun violence, as both mass shootings and weapons sales have skyrocketed in recent years without more legislation at the federal level. Multiple bills proposing harsher gun restrictions have been blocked by filibusters in Congress. "Our demand is that we ren…

Eleanor J. Bader (2022-05-19). End of Free School Meals Will Be Catastrophic for Kids. truthout.org When Congress passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill in March, anti-hunger advocates were stunned that appropriations to ameliorate child hunger worsened by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic were not included. | A month earlier, more than 2000 organizations signed

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). UK Using Cold War's Black Propaganda Tactics Against Russia. southfront.org According to secret /Users/solar/Dropbox/_data/_xp/s revealed recently, the UK used black propaganda and information war tactics against its enemies during the Cold War. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Sciences at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; geopolitical consultant. | Once again, the West appears to be operating with an old Cold War mentality against Russia. Documents recently declassified by the British government reveal a series of sabotage practices used by the UK during the bipolar er…

Editor (2022-05-19). DHS 'Disinformation' Board Put on 'Pause' After Backlash. scheerpost.com Washington, DC &#1 ; April 28 : Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during a House Committee on the Judiciary Hearing titled Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security on Capitol Hill on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | By Dave DeCamp / The Biden administration has put plans for a controversial "disinformation" board under the Department of Homeland Security on "pause" after the board's format…

Editor (2022-05-19). No More Bystanders in the Post-Roe Era. scheerpost.com Women's March in Washington demanding continued access to abortion after the ban on most abortions in Texas, and looming threat to Roe v Wade in upcoming Supreme Court. | By Robert Lipsyte / For years now, people have told desperate, heart-breaking stories about what it was like to search for an abortion in the days before Roe v. Wade. These were invariably narratives of women in crisis. They…

Joe Glenton (2022-05-19). George W. Bush's gaffe shows war crimes are a parlour joke for the ruling class. thecanary.co Nineteen years on, the Iraq War has become a parlour joke for rich Western audiences, a parlour joke cracked by no less than the architect of Iraq's destruction, Bush was there to discuss future elections in the US. But he was criticising…

Contributing Writers (2022-05-19). Lindsey Graham Spearheads U.S. Regime Change Effort in Russia/ By Patrick MacFarlane. marktaliano.net By Patrick MacFarlane Global Research, May 19, 2022 The Libertarian Institute 17 May 2022 To receive Global Research's Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Visit and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Feel free to repost …

Dianne Mathiowetz (2022-05-19). Black detainees targeted at Georgia detention center. workers.org Folkston ICE Detention Center, April 16. Atlanta May 15 — Workers World reported on an April 16 solidarity demonstration that took place across the street from the exercise yard at Folkston ICE Detention Center, operated in Georgia by the for-profit GEO group. (workers.org, April 22) By chance, a number of . . . |

Staff (2022-05-19). Washington to Send Troops to Somalia for 'Special Military Operation'. orinocotribune.com Caracas, May 18, 2022 ( The Horn of Africa, consisting of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and S…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-19). Colombia's opposition embarks on anti-election fraud offensive. colombiareports.com Opposition candidate Gustavo Petro has begun an offensive against election fraud in Colombia's Caribbean region. The offensive is led by Miguel Angel del Rio, an attorney who played a key…

Anonymous669 (2022-05-19). Israeli Army Shot Down Unidentified Drone Over Gaza Strip (Videos). southfront.org The Shehab suicide drone. . | On May 19, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced that they had shot down a "suspicious" drone over the Palestinian Gaza Strip. | In a statement, the IDF said that the drone did not enter Israeli airspace. The drone was shot down with an Iron Dome interceptor while it was over Gaza. According to the army, the drone "was monitored throughout the entire incident" by the ground control of the Israeli Air Force. | The IDF did not say if the drone belonged to any of the…

Monica Moorehead (2022-05-19). Million Worker March leader speaks on historic struggle. workers.org Clarence Thomas Clarence Thomas — known as the "real" Clarence Thomas, as opposed to the right-wing SCOTUS justice — a retired member of the militant International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10, was the main speaker at a meeting and book signing for an exciting new book, "Mobilizing in . . . |

Staff (2022-05-19). An End to Neoliberalism? How Chile Drafted New Constitution to Rewrite Pinochet-Era Laws. democracynow.org In a historic milestone, Chile has finalized a draft of its first-ever democratically written constitution to replace the one created under the U.S.-backed neoliberal dictator Augusto Pinochet. The new constitution is expected to enshrine a wide range of human rights and social programs, including free universal access to healthcare, higher education, reproductive rights, as well as more robust environmental safeguards and policies to promote gender and racial equity. It will also for the first time recognize Chile's Indigenous peoples and offer restitution for historically Indigenous lands, but does not in…

Anonymous669 (2022-05-19). Turkish Soldier Succumbs To Injuries From Attack Attributed To Syrian Army. southfront.org Syrian Army soldier launches a mortar round toward insurgents on the western rural Aleppo, Syria, during the offensive. Source: SANA | On May 19, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense announced that a Turkish soldier died of injuries he sustained as a result of a recent mortar attack in northern Syria. | In a statement, the ministry identified the soldier as Infantry Specialist Corporal Haydar Senel. Another soldier was injured in the same attack, which targeted a position of the Turkish military located in the out…

The Canary (2022-05-19). Ex-diplomat pins blame on Truss for 'turnips' Brexit comments. thecanary.co A former British diplomat has claimed that Foreign Secretary Liz Truss was behind comments in 2019 suggesting that the impact of a no-deal Brexit on Ireland would only "affect a few farmers with turnips in the back of their trucks". | The claim, which has unearthed the comments from 2019, comes as Truss continues to defend UK Government plans to legislate to override parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol as necessary to protect the Good Friday Agreement. | 'Genuine expert': | Alexandra Hall Hall, a former British ambassador to Georgia who was the lead Brexit envoy for the UK Government in Washington for…

emptytam Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Dayton (2022-05-19). Nonprogrammers are building more of the world's software — a computer scientist explains 'no-code'. Tam Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Dayton

emptydaniel J. Mallinson, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Administration, School of Public Affairs, Penn State (2022-05-19). Appealing to Trump (and his base) might have worked in Pennsylvania primaries — but it won't play so well in the midterms. Daniel J. Mallinson, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration, School of Public Affairs, Penn State

emptynick Shay, Professor of Oceanography, University of Miami (2022-05-19). Bad news for the 2022 hurricane season: The Loop Current, a fueler of monster storms, is looking a lot like it did in 2005, the year of Katrina. Nick Shay, Professor of Oceanography, University of Miami

emptycaitlin Grady, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental Engineering, Research Associate In the Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State (2022-05-19). Hydropower's future is clouded by droughts, floods and climate change — it's also essential to the US electric grid. Caitlin Grady, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State

emptyandy Weiss, Postdoctoral Fellow In Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, Vanderbilt University (2022-05-19). Zinc is a metal essential to life — scientists have discovered a protein that helps keep cells alive when zinc levels are low. Andy Weiss, Postdoctoral Fellow in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University

emptymckale Montgomery, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Oklahoma State University (2022-05-19). Is intermittent fasting the diet for you? Here's what the science says. McKale Montgomery, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Oklahoma State University

The Conversation (2022-05-19). Lebanese Election sees significant Gains for independent non-sectarian Politicians. juancole.com By John Nagle, Queen's University Belfast and Tamirace Fakhoury, Aalborg University | &#1 ; Lebanese voters are signalling a desire for change, with Hezbollah and its allies losing ground across the country in a parliamentary election. Just as the recent election in Northern Ireland brought a boost for the non-sectarian Alliance Party, Lebanon's election saw significant …

emptygregory Grieve, Head, Professor, Religious Studies Department, University of North Carolina — Greensboro (2022-05-19). How to know if your practice of Buddhism through listening to podcasts or use of meditation apps is 'authentic'. Gregory Grieve, Head and Professor, Religious Studies Department, University of North Carolina — Greensboro

emptyimtiaz Rangwala, Research Scientist In Climate, Cooperative Institute For Research In Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder (2022-05-19). Grim 2022 drought outlook for Western US offers warnings for the future as climate change brings a hotter, thirstier atmosphere. Imtiaz Rangwala, Research Scientist in Climate, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder

emptykevin Ketels, Assistant Professor, Teaching, Global Supply Chain Management, Wayne State University (2022-05-19). Baby formula industry was primed for disaster long before key factory closed down. Kevin Ketels, Assistant Professor, Teaching, Global Supply Chain Management, Wayne State University

emptymonika L. Mcdermott, Professor of Political Science, Fordham University (2022-05-19). The role party affiliation played in getting US to grim new milestone of 1 million COVID deaths. Monika L. McDermott, Professor of Political Science, Fordham University

emptymatt Kasson, Associate Professor of Mycology, Plant Pathology, West Virginia University (2022-05-19). Beyond flora and fauna: Why it's time to include fungi in global conservation goals. Matt Kasson, Associate Professor of Mycology and Plant Pathology, West Virginia University

emptyeve Ringsmuth, Associate Professor of Poltiical Science, Oklahoma State University (2022-05-19). Leaking a Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion or other hot topics is unprecedented — 4 things to know about how the high court works. Eve Ringsmuth, Associate professor of poltiical science, Oklahoma State University

emptyabigail A. Allen, Associate Professor of Special Education, Clemson University (2022-05-19). Pandemic babies with developmental delays can be helped to make up for lost social interaction — 5 tips for parents. Abigail A. Allen, Associate Professor of Special Education, Clemson University

emptykenneth Anthony, Associate Professor of Elementary Education, Mississippi State University (2022-05-19). Public education is supposed to prepare an informed citizenry — elementary teachers have just two hours a week to teach social studies. Kenneth Anthony, Associate Professor of Elementary Education, Mississippi State University

Ramona Wadi (2022-05-19). International Silence over Israel's media Repression is also an Attack on the Palestinian Narratives. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor ) &#1 ; While there is still much focus on the extrajudicial killing of Palestinian-American journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, calls for justice will remain resonant, at least presently. However, Israel has perfected its tactics of denial and impunity. The international community has not gone beyond its usual statements and Israel has already …

Abigail Leibowitz (2022-05-19). Israel-Palestine: Supreme Injustice and Counting the Omer. juancole.com ( Traveling Twins ) &#1 ; As we celebrate the annual Lag BaOmer pilgrimage to Mount Meron in Israel this week&#1 ; the 33rd day of the Omer&#1 ; it begs the question: why are we counting the Omer for 49 days in the first place? As we are in the midst of counting the Omer, it is …

emptymalia Jones, Scientist In Health Geography, University of Wisconsin-madison (2022-05-19). It's impossible to determine your personal COVID-19 risks and frustrating to try — but you can still take action. Malia Jones, Scientist in Health Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison

emptyronald Hall, Professor of Social Work, Michigan State University (2022-05-19). Racism is different than colorism — here's how. Ronald Hall, Professor of Social Work, Michigan State University

emptyerik Gordon, Professor of Business, University of Michigan (2022-05-19). What you need to know about the Defense Production Act — the 19 s law Biden invoked to try to end the baby formula shortage. Erik Gordon, Professor of Business, University of Michigan

emptyastraea Augsberger, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Boston University (2022-05-19). US child welfare system is falling short because of persistent child poverty. Astraea Augsberger, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Boston University

emptyarie Kruglanski, Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland (2022-05-19). A quest for significance gone horribly wrong — how mass shooters pervert a universal desire to make a difference in the world. Arie Kruglanski, Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland

emptydaniel Macfarlane, Associate Professor of Environment, Sustainability, Western Michigan University (2022-05-19). Restoring the Great Lakes: After years of US-Canada joint efforts, some success and lots of unfinished business. Daniel Macfarlane, Associate Professor of Environment and Sustainability, Western Michigan University

emptysourav Sengupta, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, University At Buffalo (2022-05-19). CBT? DBT? Psychodynamic? What type of therapy is right for me? Sourav Sengupta, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University at Buffalo

emptydavid Mendez, Associate Professor of Health Management, Policy, University of Michigan (2022-05-19). Why is the FDA seeking to ban menthol cigarettes? 4 questions answered. David Mendez, Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan

Abortion is Healthcare (2022-05-19). Signs, Symbols, Costumes at San Francisco Reproductive Justice March. indybay.org San Francisco is a free speech town and San Franciscans are at their finest at a march like the one of May 14.

Staff (2022-05-19). Symbol of holy Al-Quds unveiled in heart of Kabul (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Taliban government unveiled the symbol of Holy Al-Quds in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul to express their support for the Palestinian cause and disgust with the Zionist regime.

Huda Al Sousi (2022-05-19). Braving Israel's bombs to hug my parents. electronicintifada.net Gaza's people have insisted on resuming their lives since the May 2021 attack.

Staff (2022-05-19). Zionists claim to have shot down Resistance drone in Gaza. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — The Zionist army claims to have shot down a drone belonging to the Palestinian Resistance in the southern Gaza strip on Thursday.

Jason Ditz (2022-05-19). Talks to Extend Yemen Ceasefire Are Ongoing. news.antiwar.com Beginning at the start of April alongside Ramadan, the Yemen ceasefire has seen a hugely successful drop in the number of airstrikes and casualties. Humanitarian aid shipments are on the rise, and things are generally improving after seven years of war. | It was a two month ceasefire, and six weeks in there are just two weeks left. What happens then is of concern, but UN envoy Hans Grundberg

RiseUp4AbortionRights (2022-05-19). Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights Protest Meets Rise Up for Palestine Demo in Mission, SF. indybay.org On May 14th during the Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights protest on Mission Street in San Francisco, the Bay Area Rev Club joyfully collided with the Rise Up for Palestine demonstration.

Michael F. Brown (2022-05-19). Noa Tishby's spin fails to obscure horror at Shireen Abu Akleh's funeral procession. electronicintifada.net Actor turned official propagandist has attacked Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Bernie Sanders.

Sharon Zhang (2022-05-19). Warren Calls Out Tech Firms for Selling Abortion Clinic Patients' Location Data. truthout.org Fourteen Senate Democrats sent a letter to tech firms Wednesday demanding answers to reports about the collection and sale of location data of people who have visited abortion clinics. | Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) led the lawmakers in writing letters to the two firms, expressing concerns about the data as Roe v. Wade faces being overturned by the Supreme Court. If Roe is struck down,

Jake Johnson (2022-05-19). Jayapal Breaks With Top Dems, Endorses Cisneros Against Anti-Abortion Incumbent. truthout.org Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, broke with the House Democratic leadership on Thursday and endorsed Jessica Cisneros, a human rights attorney looking to unseat anti-abortion Rep. Henry Cuellar in Texas' 28th District. | "At a time when our reproductive freedoms are under attack by an extremist Supreme Court, we must elect pro-choice candidates that will fight to make sure abortion remains the law of the land," Jayapal (D-Wash.)

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-19). COVID Brain Fade at the Australian Elections. dissidentvoice.org It's the last week of an election between the uninspiring and the unspeakable. Australia's conservative incumbents — the unspeakable ones — are even desperate enough to concede to a lack of popularity. Dislike us, but for heaven's sake, vote us in. The times are wretched, the cost of living is rising, and we are going …

Editor2 (2022-05-19). We Have More in Common with Cuba than We Think. orinocotribune.com By Danaka Katovich &#1 ; May 13, 2022 | The American working class and Cubans both face an important task: demanding dignity from the imperial core that constantly works to undermine our right to life. | A week ago I returned to the United States from Cuba where I got to spend International Workers' Day with 100 other young organizers from the U.S. alongside over 700,000 other people who celebrated in Havana that day. With the International People's Assembly of North America, we spent a week learning about the Cuban socialist project and how the blockade imposed by the United States impacts life in Cuba. | For th…

Kerry Smith (2022-05-19). Socialist candidate calls for national housing guarantee. greenleft.org.au Renee Lees, who is standing for Socialist Alliance in the Queensland Senate, said neither major party has put forward real solutions to the housing unaffordability crisis. Kerry Smith reports.

_____ (2022-05-19). Caribbean Asks For Reparations. popularresistance.org Despite the COVID-19 pandemic on September 26, 2020 during the General Debate of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves said that […] the international campaign for reparatory justice, widely promoted by governments across our Caribbean Community and by social activists within the industrialized metropoles, must form part of any serious efforts to achieve the sustainable development agenda […]. | On November 3, 2020 during the "Peacebuilding and sustaining peace" debate organized by the United Nations Security Council the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). 5-10-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Living in the "Sandwich": Women's Health & Menopause. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org National Women's Health Week is May 8-14, 2022. Women in the "sandwich generation" may be balancing the competing demands of caring for both dependent children and aging parents, and often working outside of the home. Their own needs may take a backseat while they care for others and juggle all of the demands of life, which has been made even worse with the stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionally affecting women. Around this same time in life, many…

____ (2022-05-19). Booster jab markedly improves COVID-19 vaccine potency: study. ecns.cn A study by Chinese researchers has found that the COVID-19 booster vaccination can markedly reduce the immune escape of the Omicron variant, underscoring the necessity for the eligible population to get a third booster jab to combat the pandemic.

The Canary (2022-05-19). Doctors let down by Government during Covid-19 pandemic, says BMA. thecanary.co The Government "failed in its duty of care" to doctors during the coronavirus crisis, a union has said. | The British Medical Association (BMA) launched a scathing attack on the ministerial response to the Covid-19 pandemic. | The union, which has conducted its own review of the Government's handling of the crisis, highlighted the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the early stages of the pandemic. | It also pointed to the mental and physical exhaustion felt by most doctors as they cared for hundreds of thousands of patients with Covid — all while working in a "dystopian reality", the union said…

____ (2022-05-19). Shanghai to gradually resume inter-district transport. ecns.cn Shanghai is to gradually reopen public transport from Sunday as the COVID-19 pandemic situation gets better, Deputy Mayor Zhang Wei announced on Thursday.

Ali Abunimah (2022-05-19). Video: Tel Aviv mob chants "death to the Arabs" electronicintifada.net Police do nothing as Israelis angered by Nakba Day ceremonies terrorize Palestinians.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-19). Dismantling COVID Lies and Crimes. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

Newsclick (2022-05-19). Definition of COVID-19 death and its importance from a public health standpoint. peoplesdispatch.org Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talk about how a clear definition of a COVID-19-related death is essential for good public health policy…

Staff (2022-05-19). Policía británica cierra investigación por fiesta en residencia de Boris Johnson durante la cuarentena por COVID-19. cubadebate.cu La Policía Metropolitana anunció hoy el fin de su investigación de las fiestas ilegales celebradas en la residencia oficial del primer ministro británico, Boris Johnson, y otras dependencias gubernamentales durante la cuarentena por COVID-19. Según el reporte, durante los cuatro meses que duró la pesquisa se impusieron 126 multas a un total de 83 personas.

____ (2022-05-18). More help on docket for pressured SMEs. ecns.cn Though recent outbreaks of COVID-19 have been pressuring small and medium-sized enterprises, China's economic fundamentals remain unchanged and more efforts will be made to bolster SMEs' ability to cope with short-term difficulties, an official said on Wednesday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 update. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The widespread availability of at-home COVID-19 tests have made it easier for people to know if they have the virus, and to take measures to protect themselves and others. But there is a downside. Because the majority of tests are now done at home and often not reported, the official counts on COVID-19 infection rates are not as accurate as they have been in past waves of the virus. "Because the majority of testing is…

____ (2022-05-19). U.S. health secretary tests positive for COVID-19 on Germany trip. ecns.cn U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday while visiting Germany, according to a spokesperson.

____ (2022-05-18). Biden's daughter tests positive for COVID-19. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden's daughter Ashley Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House said on Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-19). Shanghai to reopen public transport on Sunday. ecns.cn Shanghai will progressively resume public transportation services beginning on Sunday as the COVID-19 epidemic situation continues to stabilize, vice-mayor of Shanghai Zhang Wei said at a news briefing on Thursday.

____ (2022-05-19). China's consumption to recover from epidemic impacts: official. ecns.cn China's consumption is expected to sustain its recovery momentum as the impact of COVID-19 is gradually brought under control and supportive policies take effect, said an official with the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) Thursday.

Newsroom (2022-05-19). Americas: Rising COVID-19 caseload should be a 'wake-up call'. moderndiplomacy.eu COVID-19 rates are on the rise in the Americas, where new infections and fatalities have been steadily increasing over the past four weeks, the regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. More than 918,000 cases were recorded last week, a 27.2 per cent increase over the previous week, and over 3,500 …

Jeff Cohen, Norman Solomon (2022-05-19). Looks like another 'bad blue' just bit the dust. nationofchange.org Jamie McLeod-Skinner, as the replacement for Bad Blue Kurt Schrader, would not be beholden to any of the many corporate PACs that supported him.

____ (2022-05-18). Chinese FM criticizes U.S. false claims. ecns.cn The United States should stop using the World Health Assembly to hype Taiwan-related issues, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin on Wednesday.

_____ (2022-05-19). Huy Urges UN To Protect US Indigenous Prisoner Religious Freedoms. popularresistance.org Indigenous peoples suffer one of the highest incarceration rates of any racial or ethnic group in the United States, and they are also disproportionately sentenced to serve life and long sentences in state prisons. Indigenous prisoners depend upon their freedom to engage in traditional religious practices for their rehabilitation, survival, and ability to maintain their identity as Indigenous peoples. | But according to remarks Galanda delivered to the Special Rapporteur, "Indigenous prisoners in the United States are subject to an ongoing and pervasive pattern of state and local prisons illegally restricting the…

The Canary (2022-05-19). First Nations leader calls for Queen's apology over indigenous children scandal. thecanary.co The Prince of Wales has not apologised on behalf of the Queen for the "assimilation and genocide" of Canada's indigenous residential school children but instead "acknowledged" the nation's dark past, First Nations leaders have said. | RoseAnne Archibald, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, appealed directly to Charles for an apology from the monarch during a reception in the Canadian capital where many leading figures from the country's indigenous community were invited, along with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other prominent individuals. | The country is dealing with a national scandal stretchi…

teleSUR, ldp, SH (2022-05-19). Cifra de desplazados internos rozó los 60 millones en el 2021. telesurtv.net Más de 25 millones de migrantes son menores de edad, lo que atenta contra la estabilidad social de los territorios.

Editor2 (2022-05-19). Globalization: Inequality in the Global Plantation. orinocotribune.com Editorial note: Orinoco Tribune does not generally publish articles that are over 10 days old. However, in this case an exception is being made, as the subject matter of the following piece remains as significant today as at the time of its publication. | By Prince Kapone &#1 ; Mar 22, 2013 | The current crisis of neoliberal capitalism has given rise to much resistance across the world, from the Occupy Wall Street movement in the U.S. to the political revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa. As capitalist regimes everywhere impose austerity measures on their populations, reducing the capitalist state to n…

Staff (2022-05-19). Guatemala will not Attend Summit of the Americas—US Diplomatic Fiasco in the Making. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, May 17, the president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei announced that he will not be participating in the Summit of the Americas, to be held from June 6 to 10 in the US city of Los Angeles. | "They're not going to invite me to the Summit anyway, I sent word to say that I am not going to go (…) as long as I am president, this country deserves respect." Giammattei declared in the context of the inauguration of a cultural event that the Embassy of Mexico installed in the Guatemalan municipality of Palencia. | Giammattei, a far-right politician, made the announcement after Washington—in clear…

Ann Brown (2022-05-19). First Monkeypox Case Reported In U.S. As Infections Rise In Europe. moguldom.com Monkeypox is spreading across Europe and the first U.S. case was confirmed on May 18, when a man who lives in Massachusetts and had recently traveled to Canada was diagnosed. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced the case and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tests confirmed the infection. Several cases have been …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-19). Top Reparations Scholar Dr. Sandy Darity Wins Another Award: Harvard Radcliffe Fellowship. moguldom.com Top reparations scholar Dr. William "Sandy" Darity has another accolade to add to his already impressive list. Darity has been selected by the Harvard Radcliffe Institute as one of its 2022-2023 fellows. Darity is one of fellows and four graduate students selected for the renowned fellowship. The institute fosters interdisciplinary research at Harvard University …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-19). Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee On Anti-Black Buffalo Terror Attack: Take Action On HR 40 Reparations Bill If Serious About Racism. moguldom.com Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is calling on federal lawmakers to put some reparations action behind their "thoughts and prayers" after 10 people were shot dead and three wounded on May 14 by a white supremacist in a racist terror attack that targeted the Black community of Buffalo, New York. Jackson Lee said if her …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-19). Charles Booker Wins Kentucky DNC Primary For Senate: Where Does He Stand On Reparations Though? moguldom.com Former Kentucky lawmaker Charles Booker has beaten out three challengers to become the Democratic nominee for the state's U.S. Senate seat. He will face off against Republican incumbent Rand Paul in November and said he is confident about his chances. "BREAKING: It's official. I am the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Kentucky," Booker tweeted …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). BRICS Joint Statement on Strengthening Cooperation and Solidarity. libya360.wordpress.com BRICS Joint Statement on "Strengthen BRICS Solidarity and Cooperation, Respond to New Features and Challenges in International Situation" 1. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relations of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa met on 19 May 2022 in…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). International Court of Justice Ruled that Uganda Must Pay $325 Million in Reparations to the Democratic Republic of Congo—But What About U.S. and UK? libya360.wordpress.com Jeremy Kuzmarov U.S. soldiers training counterparts in Uganda. [Source: africanarguments.org] In February, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Uganda must pay $325 million in reparations to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for its role in conflicts in Congo's resource-rich Ituri province from 1998 to 2003. The amount includes $225 million to be paid…

Anonymous Contributor (2022-05-19). We're Out Here for Them: Uprising Support Website Update. itsgoingdown.org An update on George Floyd uprising defendants and a call for people to get involved in supporting long-term prisoners. It's been nearly two years since the George Floyd uprisings spread across the country, confronting the structures of white supremacy and police violence in ways not seen for at least a generation. It's also been seven…

rebekah (2022-05-19). Debunking the Myth of the Fleeing Millionaire. inequality.org

Brittani Banks (2022-05-19). GOP Split: Far Right Gains Ground in East, While Losing Out West. independentmediainstitute.org The Republican Party's radical right flank is making inroads among voters and winning key primaries east of the Mississippi. But out West, among the five states that held their 2022 primary elections on May 17, a string of GOP candidates for office who deny the 2020's presidential election results and have embraced various conspiracies were …

Brittani Banks (2022-05-19). Is This the End of the French Project in Africa's Sahel? independentmediainstitute.org On May 15, 2022, the military junta in Mali announced that it would no longer be part of the G5 Sahel platform. The G5 Sahel was created in Nouakchott, Mauritania, in 2014, and brought together the governments of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger to collaborate over the deteriorating security situation in the Sahel …

Asa Winstanley (2022-05-19). UK admits activists "forced" Elbit to sell factory. electronicintifada.net Government seeks to deny bail to activists who smashed Israeli arms firm.

Roger D. Harris (2022-05-19). Why Are Colombian Election Candidates Auditioning in Washington? dissidentvoice.org Staging a vice-presidential candidates debate in the run-up to Colombia's May 29th national elections was entirely appropriate. Nevertheless, the location of the event in Washington and its promotion by US-state functionaries requires some explanation. Because of its venue and sponsors, the affair had elements of an audition or a vetting process overseen by the US …

____ (2022-05-19). Addressing European Parliament, Moldovan president calls for ouster of Russian troops from Transnistria. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukrainian News AgencyMay 19, 2022 Moldovan President Demands To Withdraw Russian Troops From Transnistria Moldovan President Maia Sandu said the Russian Federation should withdraw its troops from occupied Transnistria because they violate the Republic's neutrality. She said this at a meeting of the European Parliament on Wednesday, May 18. Sandu stated that Moldova condemns Russian …

amarynth (2022-05-19). The brutal invasion of Iraq: Media &#1 ; he made an unfortunate mistake. thesaker.is This speaks for itself and needs no comment. This is the single best thing that has ever happened. There has never been a better thing than this. t.co/bYkZmsDgcm — Caitlin…

amarynth (2022-05-19). To Yellow Vests he's the radical: Macron imposes 'radical centrism' for Brussels. thesaker.is by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blog During the only debate featuring the five principal 2017 presidential candidates the National Front's Marine Le Pen zinged Macron with the night's best…

_____ (2022-05-19). Brooklyn's Maison Jar Is One Of Many New Zero-Waste Grocery Stores. popularresistance.org At Maison Jar — a new grocery store located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in New York City — silos of dry goods line one wall. Dried beans, grains, pasta, nuts, and coffee are beside bins of cooking staples like flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar. A refrigerator on the wall opposite holds industrial-sized jars of olives, racks of eggs, and metal trays of fresh produce, and a freezer is stocked with plastic bins of frozen fruit and vegetables. Prepared snacks like dried mangos, wasabi peas, gummy bears, and chocolate-covered nuts fill glass jugs on the center tables.

_____ (2022-05-19). President Ortega: CELAC Is A Meeting Point For Latin Americans. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega called for strengthening the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) as the most appropriate space for the meeting of the peoples and their governments of the region. | "Our starting point is CELAC. Now we need to strengthen it so that this community has more sovereignty and autonomy," he said during the celebrations for the 127th anniversary of the birth of Augusto Cesar Sandino, the hero of the Nicaraguan struggle against U.S. imperialism. | "CELAC was born with the strength and energy of the revolutionary processes that were multiplying in Lati…

_____ (2022-05-19). How The Construction Industry Preys On Workers Newly Released From Prison. popularresistance.org Bernard Callegari, a member of the Construction and Building Laborers' Local 79 union in New York City, argues that every laborer in his craft jurisdiction deserves to work safely, with dignity and a fair wage. This is why he knew the union needed to take action when its members began to notice that a particular kind of worker was being taken advantage of in the local construction industry. | "We noticed that there was a huge upswing in the workforce that was being used by these body shops, that they were focusing on and targeting the formerly incarcerated as a workforce to be exploited," said Callegari. This con…

_____ (2022-05-19). Report: Latinos Believe In Better Ways To Improve Safety Than Funding Police. popularresistance.org Almost all Latinos believe there are better ways to make their communities safer than simply funding police departments, according to a first-of-its-kind study conducted by Mijente and other groups. | In "Futuro y Esperanza: Latinx Perspectives on Policing and Safety," 93 percent of the Latinos surveyed believe that making their communities safer requires "investing money in things that prevent crime from happening in the first place, such as good schools, access to good-paying jobs, and affordable housing, instead of just funding police to respond to it."

_____ (2022-05-19). Talking Back: A Preemptive Response To Media Attacks On Defend The Atlanta Forest. popularresistance.org Perhaps it is not too early to say that the media spin against the current movement (which will be driven completely by whatever public relations firm the Police Foundation hires) will be poorly written and unimaginative. So completely has the consolidated media apparatus degraded over the last forty years, one can hardly imagine that police spokespersons, editors, or city representatives will manage to construct fascinating, clear-headed, or invigorating lies. Since the articles are all hidden behind paywalls, the real talking points must be reducible to headlines and captions alone. Lucky for them, considering…

_____ (2022-05-19). The New White Supremacist Consensus Part Two: Shootings in Buffalo Solidify the Consensus. popularresistance.org The incidents of mindless, mass carnage in the United States have become so routine that they do not even make national headlines unless the incident has a potential attention-grabbing twist. One of those dramatic twists is when the victims of a mass-shooting are from a common social identity and the perpetrator appeals to be motivated by hatred of the targeted group. This is what makes the shooting in Buffalo stand out. The authorities could not hide the fact that it was a hate crime and the media saw a juicy story, if only for a day or two. | However, for those of us who are members of communities and peoples w…

Andrew Emett (2022-05-19). Former Minneapolis cop pleads guilty to manslaughter during George Floyd arrest. nationofchange.org "His acknowledgment he did something wrong is an important step toward healing the wounds of the Floyd family, our community, and the nation."

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). The Secret U.S.-&-UK War Against Europe. southfront.org | Written by Eric Zuesse | The secret U.S.-and-UK war against Europe is well documented but little known, and some conceptual and historical background is pre-requisite in order to understand that documentation. | Historically, nations which share the same currency don't go to war against one-another unless one of them is a colony of the other and is (like America's colonies were in 1776) in a revolution to establish its independence against the imperialist one of them. H…

Julián Pilatti (2022-05-19). The results are in after four years of the IMF agreement in Argentina. peoplesdispatch.org The entire loan was used to finance the foreign exchange crisis and did not help to fight inflation, stabilize the dollar or overcome inflation.

Paige Bennett (2022-05-19). New research could lead to solar panels that work at night. nationofchange.org "We do not yet have the miracle material that will make the thermoradiative diode an everyday reality, but we made a proof of principle and are eager to see how much we can improve on this result in the coming years."

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-19). Daily Round-Up | Pentagon finds 'no wrongdoing' in Syria airstrikes & other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Pentagon report on airstrikes in Syria that killed in Syria, US eases sanctions against Venezuela, Ola Bini's trial resumes, and Libya's PM retreats from Tripoli…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-19). Dispatches from the Congo: The struggle for justice for Patrick Lyoya. peoplesdispatch.org In April, Patrick Lyoya, a refugee from the DRC was murdered by a police officer in Michigan in the US. His family and activists have demanded justice for yet another murder of a Black man in the US. Kambale Musavuli talks about the murder in the context of the violence that killed millions in the DRC.

Tom Conway (2022-05-19). How America can stop violence against health care workers. nationofchange.org "The severity seems to keep going up. It doesn't go down."

When The Music Stops (2022-05-19). Saturday 6/25: 3rd Annual Music, Mental Health, & Pride Summit 2022. indybay.org SFJAZZ | 201 Franklin Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

David Giesen (2022-05-19). Wednesday 5/18: Bernal Litterati [sic]: SF's longest-running prize-giving poetry gig. indybay.org outdoor amphitheater | (near Bernal Branch library) | 500 Cortland Avenue | San Francisco…

____ (2022-05-19). Discover Chinese treasures at National Museum. ecns.cn On the occasion of International Museum Day 2022, let's pay a visit to the National Museum of China, where exquisite collections reveal the country's fascinating history.

Staff (2022-05-19). Explosion reported near Khaliqdad School Mazar-i-Sharif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Local reports and witnesses suggest that an explosion took place near the Khaliqdad School in Mazar-i-Sharif on Thursday morning.

Staff (2022-05-19). Asociación Cubana de las Naciones Unidas convoca a foro de la sociedad civil sobre desarrollo sostenible. cubadebate.cu La Asociación Cubana de las Naciones Unidas (ACNU) convocó hoy a participar el próximo lunes en el III Foro de la Sociedad Civil Pensando Américas, centrado en cuestiones para un futuro resiliente y equitativo. La presidenta de la ACNU, Norma Goicochea, precisó que el evento tendrá lugar en la Biblioteca Nacional José Martí.

teleSUR, JDO, DRL (2022-05-19). Pdte. Raisi destaca carácter estratégico de relaciones Irán-Cuba. telesurtv.net El pdte. iraní recibió al vice primer ministro cubano, Ricardo Cabrisas, quien se halla en visita oficial a esa nación.

teleSUR, pgv, MM (2022-05-19). El legado de Malcolm X para la lucha afroamericana en EE.UU. telesurtv.net Malcolm X, uno de los líderes más importantes de la comunidad afroamericana de EE.UU., entregó su vida al activismo social.

Sean Callebs (2022-05-19). The Heat: Northern Ireland Politics. america.cgtn.com Elections for Northern Ireland's Assembly earlier this month resulted in an historic outcome. For the first time in the history of the state, a nationalist party that seeks the unification of Northern Ireland with the Republic of Ireland came out on top. Sinn Fein won …

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-19). Alabama Congresswomen Sewell Announces National Park Service Success. indybay.org As we prepare to host The World Conference of Mayors, Inc., Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance to San Diego, California the blessed news as we ramp up our National Campaign for Rosa Louise McCauley Parks Day of Observance…

Talking Points Memo (2022-05-19). Thursday 5/26: Roe v. Wade: How We Got Here and What's Next for Abortion Rights. indybay.org Online event – FREE…

Staff (2022-05-19). ISIL terrorists attack in Mosul leaves 2 wounded. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Iraqi media reported on Thursday that at least 2 people were injured in an explosion committed by ISIL terrorists in northern Iraq.

Staff (2022-05-19). Festival Boleros de Oro 2022 se celebrará del 23 al 26 de junio. cubadebate.cu El Festival Boleros de Oro 2022 reunirá a cantantes, compositores, investigadores, artistas y especialistas de Cuba durante su edición prevista del 23 al 26 de junio. Auspiciado por la Asociación de Músicos de la Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, el evento celebra los cien años de la Radio Cubana y del cantautor César Portillo de la Luz.

____ (2022-05-18). Japan told to uphold agreements. ecns.cn Bilateral cooperation between Japan and the United States should not undermine China's sovereignty, security and development interests, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday.

Staff (2022-05-19). Ríos intermitentes y Magdalena Campos. cubadebate.cu Matanzas fue el emporio azucarero cubano del siglo XVIII: los ingenios, las plantaciones, el puerto, el mar… Miles de esclavos fueron traídos hasta su tierra, a engendrar una prosperidad tan injusta como fundacional. Al mismo tiempo que se derramaba sangre, nacía una cultura de resistencia y diálogo que emergió en rumba, poetas, cantores, pensadores, libertadores y artistas.

US Department of Justice (2022-05-19). Video: Pfizer Has a Criminal Record. Is It Relevant? globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | . | . | Introductory note | In September 2009,

Ellen Brown (2022-05-19). A Reset that Serves the People (Part 2). dissidentvoice.org Instead of buying into the World Economic Forum's dystopian "Great Reset," we can build an alternative system with a mandate to serve the people. This is part two to a May 4, 2022 article called "A Monetary Reset Where the Rich Don't Own Everything," the gist of which was that national and global debt levels are …

noreply (2022-05-19). Ah, The "Backtracking" By Khodaryonok. smoothiex12.blogspot.com I seldom post here anything from a human brothel of CNN, but I do now because it is symptomatic. Make no mistake, no person of basic ethics and integrity would go to work for CNN, but after a major (in their minds) informational "coup" with Mr. Khodaryonok's recent "revelations", CNN tries to make a case that Khodaryonok's "backtracking" is some kind of "Putin's regime" pressure. Of course it is not, despite CNN producing copious amounts of BS on anything Russia related, which this report is an Exhibit A of these beaten to death tropes. No, Khodaryonok started to backtrack because he is a coward and defeatist, an…

Staff (2022-05-19). Muere Vangelis, famoso compositor de Carrozas de Fuego y Blade Runner. cubadebate.cu El compositor griego Vangelis, conocido por sus célebres composiciones para películas como Carrozas de fuego y Blade Runner, murió a los 79 años. Considerado uno de los padres de la música de base electrónica, Vangelis también compuso el himno del mundial de fútbol de 2002 y la banda sonora de la película 1492: la Conquista del Paraíso.

Staff (2022-05-19). Iran, Azerbaijan discuss boosting economic ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — The Iranian Foreign Minister and the Azerbaijan First Deputy Prime Minister called for boosting Tehran-Baku economic ties, especially in the energy and transportation sectors.

Unicorn Riot (2022-05-19). "Cop City" General Contractors' Offices Attacked. unicornriot.ninja

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Ask the Mayo Mom: Polycystic kidney disease can affect children, too. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited disorder where clusters of cysts develop within the kidneys, causing the kidneys to enlarge and lose function over time. The cysts, which are noncancerous sacs containing fluid, vary in size, and they can grow to be large. This disorder can occur in children and adults. The two main types of polycystic kidney disease, caused by different genetic flaws, are: Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Signs and symptoms of ADPKD often develop…

teleSUR, DRL (2022-05-19). Denuncian pacto entre Gobierno de El Salvador y pandillas. telesurtv.net La finalización del presunto pacto entre Nayib Bukele y una de las maras terminó en el violento fin de semana de marzo.

Burn A Light Productions (2022-05-19). Sunday 5/22: Castro Theatre free premiere of 'The Ruth Brinker Story' about legendary SF AIDS activist. indybay.org Castro Theatre | 429 Castro St | San Francisco, CA 94114…

Fave Photos (2022-05-19). Handmaids and Hangers at Bay Area Bans Off Our Bodies Protests. indybay.org Protesters painted bloody hangers on placards to symbolize the dangerous measures people resorted to in order to terminate pregnancies before Roe. "This is not about abortion" read one sign. Demonstrators know bans on abortion are just the beginning of extremist right wing attempt to take total control.

Staff (2022-05-19). Moscow expels 5 Portuguese diplomats in tit-for-tat move. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday that it was expelling five Portuguese diplomats in response to Lisbon ordering out 10 Russians last month.

Staff (2022-05-19). Ancelotti muestra ilusión por final de la Champions. cubadebate.cu El entrenador del Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, mostró hoy su ilusión por estar en la final de la Champions, en la conferencia de prensa previa al duelo ante el Betis para el cierre de LaLiga. También aseguró hoy que tiene decidido el equipo que alineará en la final de la Liga de Campeones ante el Liverpool, el 28 de mayo en París.

____ (2022-05-18). Cities take on Omicron with ramped-up testing. ecns.cn An increasing number of Chinese cities have been performing regular nucleic acid testing among their residents to reinforce the defense against the spread of the Omicron variant.

Staff (2022-05-19). Arturo O ¥Farrill: El crimen de matar de hambre a un pueblo es una de las manchas más atroces en una ya fea historia. cubadebate.cu Cubadisco me invitó a actuar y celebrar el centenario de mi padre, Chico O'Farrill…Vi orgullo cultural, dignidad corporativa, sin armas de fuego, aceptación, y sí, pobreza brutalmente exacerbada por el embargo de los Estados Unidos. Es la misma Cuba por la que me han recibido durante dos décadas.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Springtime allergies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I love the changing seasons and am looking forward to the warmer days of spring. Unfortunately, I am often miserable because of seasonal allergies. What can I do to keep the box of tissues at bay and enjoy the springtime weather? ANSWER: As we flip the calendars to April and May, spring is in the air. Warmer springtime temperatures mean that trees bud, flowers bloom and grass grows. And people often are more active…

Staff (2022-05-19). Pensar a Martí, a 127 años de su caída en combate. cubadebate.cu Cada nuevo aniversario de la caída en combate de José Martí conduce a los seguidores de su obra y ejemplo a repasar su legado, que es el modo mejor de rendirle homenaje. Con él se cumple soberanamente lo que dijera respecto a los ocho estudiantes de Medicina, en su discurso conocido como "Los pinos nuevos", pronunciado en el Liceo Cubano, de Tampa, el 27 de noviembre de 1891: "Otros lamenten la muerte necesaria: yo creo en ella como la almohada, y la levadura, y el triunfo de la vida."

teleSUR, SH (2022-05-19). Apagón afecta áreas de El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras. telesurtv.net La falla electrica provocó un apagón en distintos puntos del departamento de San Salvador y en el area metropolitana de la capital de Guatemala.

____ (2022-05-18). Chinese FM urges Japan to remove factors disrupting ties. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday called on Japan to remove disturbances that undermine China-Japan relations, and work with China to maintain their hard-won friendship.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Check moles during Skin Cancer Awareness Month. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MANKATO, Minn. — Learning your ABCs can alert you to changes in moles that could signal melanoma — the most serious type of skin cancer. For Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, Mayo Clinic Health System is reminding people that while most moles are harmless and rarely become cancerous, monitoring them is still an important step in detecting skin cancer, especially malignant melanoma. Moles generally appear during childhood and adolescence, and most people have 10…

____ (2022-05-19). Senior Chinese legislator mourns UAE President at embassy. ecns.cn A senior Chinese legislator on Thursday mourned the passing of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the UAE embassy in China.

____ (2022-05-18). China's tallest tree found in Tibet. ecns.cn A 83.2-meter-high tree has recently been found in Zayu County in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, setting a new record for the tallest tree in China, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-19). Imperial computer science and engineering research best in UK: REF 2021. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Faculty of Engineering is celebrating its research being ranked best in the UK for both computer science and engineering.

____ (2022-05-19). China, Cuba enjoy excellent bilateral relations: Chinese ambassador. ecns.cn China and Cuba enjoy excellent bilateral relations in keeping with the historic links that unite the two nations, Chinese Ambassador to Cuba Ma Hui said Wednesday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Ear infections after swimming. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I swim for exercise and relaxation. I try to get in the pool about three times a week. Recently, I have begun to have episodes where it feels like water is still in my ear. Then my ear becomes red and painful. A friend suggested I might have swimmer's ear. Is this something that is easy to treat? Do I need to stop swimming? ANSWER: Swimmer's ear is an infection in the outer ear…

____ (2022-05-18). Chinese envoy urges prioritizing development in Sahel. ecns.cn A Chinese envoy on Wednesday called for prioritizing development in the Sahel region.

Staff (2022-05-19). US military convoys attacked in Al Diwaniyah, Samawah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Two US military logistics convoys have been targeted in Iraq's Al Diwaniyah and Samawah cities, local sources reported on Thursday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic expert's advice for parents during baby formula shortage. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Infant caregivers are finding empty store shelves where baby formula was once stocked. They may be turning to online searches and even alternative solutions, such as making homemade baby formula. While it may sound like a good idea, Dr. Kelsey Klaas, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, says feeding your baby homemade formula is not safe for multiple reasons. Watch: Mayo Clinic expert offers advice during baby formula shortage. youtu.be/zP_PeQpndxs Journalists: Broadcast-quality video is available in the…

teleSUR, DRL (2022-05-19). Iglesia Católica de EE.UU. indemniza a víctimas de abuso sexual. telesurtv.net La Arquidiócesis de Santa Fe llegó a un acuerdo tentativo por abusos sexuales por valor de 121,5 millones de dólares.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Minute: Muskmelons are full of flavor, nutrients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org They might have a smelly-sounding name, but muskmelons, like cantaloupes and honeydew, are actually sweet fruits full of flavor and nutrients. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/v5e-9ENHcjY Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Muskmelon is an overarching term that includes cantaloupe and honeydew. These fruits provide a wealth of health benefits, including antioxidant support for your immune system. They…

teleSUR, DRL (2022-05-19). Apagones por déficit de generación afectan R. Dominicana. telesurtv.net También se ha producido un aumento en la tarifa eléctrica calificado de "abusivo e improcedente" por la población.

____ (2022-05-18). 5 million shared bikes using Beidou-based chips. ecns.cn More than 5 million shared bikes on the Chinese mainland are using positioning and navigation services enabled by the country's Beidou Navigation Satellite System, according to an industry insider.

____ (2022-05-19). 1,401 birth anniversary of founder of firecrackers commemorated in Jiangxi. ecns.cn Having a history of fireworks production of more than 1,300 years , Shangli County of Jiangxi is regarded as the birthplace of China's fireworks and crackers.

Staff (2022-05-19). Zionsit missile systems shoot down its drone near Lebanon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — While the Zionist media claimed that the Zionist regime had shot down a Hezbollah drone near Lebanon borders, it turned out that the regime's missile systems had targeted an Israeli drone in Galilee skies.

____ (2022-05-18). Exhibitors look forward to CIIE in Nov. ecns.cn As gallant Shanghai fights its way out of the Omicron outbreak, multinational exhibitors at the China International Import Expo have expressed hope they will be able to participate in the fifth edition of the trade fair in November.

Staff (2022-05-19). Daniel Ortega: A Nicaragua no le estimula participar en la IX Cumbre de las Américas. cubadebate.cu El presidente de Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, aseguró que a Nicaragua no le estimula participar en la próxima Cumbre de las Américas donde se pretende excluir a su país, además de Cuba y Venezuela. Ortega aludió al respeto y dijo que no se le debe rogar al gobierno de Estados Unidos para participar en su Cumbre.

Kerry Smith (2022-05-19). 'Democracy is worth it': Pat O'Shane calls for remote polling booths to be staffed. greenleft.org.au Kuku Yalanji woman Pat O'Shane has slammed the reported failure to find staff for polling booths in Cape York communities. Kerry Smith reports.

teleSUR, hvh, DRL (2022-05-19). México valora de positiva reunión con asesor de la Casa Blanca. telesurtv.net En la reunión se discutió la visión de oportunidades de la cumbre para el continente y la invitación a todos los países.

teleSUR, SH (2022-05-19). Presidente ucraniano prorroga ley marcial por 90 días. telesurtv.net Zelenski comentó que las ciudades ucranianas que se encuentran bajo el control de Rusia, serán recuperadas por las fuerzas militares de su país.

____ (2022-05-18). Declines in most major air pollutants recorded. ecns.cn China recorded declines in the density of all major air pollutants apart from ozone in the first four months of this year, and forecasts show that the hazardous gas will remain a primary air pollutant in many areas across the country.

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-19). Pentagon Grilled Over Lack of Accountability for Civilian Casualties in Syria Airstrike. news.antiwar.com Pentagon spokesman John Kirby was Last year, The New York Times

____ (2022-05-18). Clusters continue to produce infections. ecns.cn The infection clusters in Beijing continue to yield more cases, making up the bulk of the daily caseload.

Paulo Cabral (2022-05-19). See how an NGO protects araucaria forests in Brazil. america.cgtn.com Forestry engineer Pablo Hoffmann won an international award from the British Whitley Fund for Nature this year for his efforts to protect Brazil's araucaria forests. Find out more.

____ (2022-05-18). More ancient relics from Sanxingdui ruins unveiled. ecns.cn A "robotic dog" shaped like a bronze mythical creature makes its debut at Yibin Museum, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 18, 2022.

____ (2022-05-19). Both U.S., China benefit from bilateral commercial ties: U.S. business leader. ecns.cn Both the United States and China were better off for the development and success of bilateral commercial relations over the past few decades, a U.S. business leader said on Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-19). Traditional performance staged in Fuzhou. ecns.cn Visitors watch a traditional performance at the Three Lanes and Seven Alleys, a street district featuring a cluster of ancient residential buildings and the largest well-preserved historical district in China, May 18, 2022.

teleSUR, egv, MJR, SH, DRL (2022-05-19). Cuba y América Latina conmemoran el legado de José Martí. telesurtv.net El ensayo "Nuestra América" es una de las obras más reconocidas de José Martí y la de mayor vigencia en la actualidad.

Staff (2022-05-19). La muerte en combate de José Martí en el general español José Ximénez de Sandoval y Ballange. cubadebate.cu Mis soldados le dieron muerte gloriosa en noble combate y a su cadáver en mi poder se le rodeó de cuantas consideraciones merecen los muertos y en especial los que fueron en vida genios como José Martí.[…] No soy yo, sin embargo, el llamado a recordar en épicos cantos al pueblo cubano la nobleza y valía de aquel Apóstol de su causa; ilustres hombres de probada inteligencia tiene Cuba y ellos con mejores facultades pueden hacerlo y lo harán seguramente, para honrar, honrándose, la memoria de un mártir de su patria y para conocimiento y ejemplo de futuras generaciones.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Sharing Mayo Clinic: A heart patient's fall picks up something big. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mitch Prust has fond memories of spending long hours hiking the trails at his getaway in northwestern Wisconsin, but during a visit in late September, it's what he didn't remember that put him on a new path. It was not hours or minutes; it was just a few seconds. While this was a short lapse of time, the positive result of this experience will last a lifetime. Around 9 p.m. while walking through the woods…

Staff (2022-05-19). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Thursday, May 19.

Art Persyko (2022-05-19). Tuesday 5/17: Unmet Needs of SF's Homeless Seniors: What to do? indybay.org us02web.zoom.us/j/85293012012?pwd=V2RYQ2xvR085anBiZkh6UE94ZVdrUT09; Meeting ID: 852 9301 2012; Passcode: 140151 | Phone 1 669 900 9128; Meeting ID: 852 9301 2012; Passcode: 140151…

Mayelli Rocha (2022-05-19). Ads and Body Image in Society. indybay.org This article highlights on how ads and society have created an image for women that is considered to be this "perfect image". It also mentions mental health issues that can come with wanting this perfect image.

Staff (2022-05-19). El tiempo: Chubascos y tormentas eléctricas en gran parte del país. cubadebate.cu 🌦Amanecerá parcialmente nublado en gran parte del país, nublándose en Isla de la Juventud desde la mañana, con algunas lluvias. Desde el final de la mañana se nublará gradualmente en gran parte del país, con chubascos y tormentas eléctricas, que serán numerosos desde Pinar del Río hasta Sancti Spíritus, y fuertes en algunas localidades.

teleSUR, ldp, SH (2022-05-19). Detectan primer caso de viruela del mono en Estados Unidos. telesurtv.net Es una "una enfermedad viral rara" que provoca síntomas similares a los de la gripe, acompañados de erupción cutánea.

Central Coast Rising (2022-05-19). Monterey Rallies for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Beautiful, historic Colton Hall was the setting for an event in Monterey that drew supporters on a day of action that may well go down in history. It was built in 1849 to be a public school and town meeting hall.

teleSUR, ldp, SH (2022-05-19). G7 discute sobre ayuda financiera a Ucrania. telesurtv.net El ministro de Finanzas de Alemania declaró que el monto ayudará a "asegurar la capacidad de pagos de Ucrania".

____ (2022-05-19). WHO alerts as more monkeypox cases reported in Britain. ecns.cn The World Health Organization (WHO) issued an alert Wednesday night warning that more cases of the monkeypox virus could be reported in Britain.

4reproductiverights (2022-05-19). Look Who's Marching in Mountain View. indybay.org March starting point was Caltrain Station and ending point was Gateway Park. Time to line the ECR! | Mountain View, CA…

____ (2022-05-19). Asian elephant Molly quarantined at Kunming Zoo. ecns.cn Kunming Zoo announced on Wednesday that Asia elephant Molly has undertaken a comprehensive health examination after returning to the zoo on Monday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Consumer Health: Osteoporosis and exercise. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease. Osteoporosis affects approximately 10 million people in the U.S., 80% of whom are women, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over or coughing, can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the…

Othering & Belonging Institute UC Berkeley (2022-05-19). Monday 5/23: Disability Justice: The Process of Creating the Disability & Intersectionality Summit. indybay.org Online event – FREE…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates to ease physician shortage in Florida and around the country. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Jacksonville, FL — Medical students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, a national medical school, are taking part in the first tri-site commencement this year. The first full cohort of students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine — Florida Campus are graduating on Sunday, May 15. This innovative program allows students to complete their first two years of didactic study in Arizona or Minnesota and finish the final two years of clinical study…

____ (2022-05-18). NDRC to step up push for building national unified market. ecns.cn China's accelerated push for building a national unified market will create broader development space for all players, including foreign businesses, signaling a key step to deepen market-oriented reforms and foster high-quality development.

____ (2022-05-18). Customs in 5 cities to clear cargo for Shanghai. ecns.cn Customs authorities in five major cities in the Yangtze River Delta region-Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Ningbo and Hefei-have adopted mutual recognition of each other's clearance processes for cargo related to companies on Shanghai's white list of businesses that can resume operations.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-05-19). Músico griego Vangelis fallece en París a los 79 años de edad. telesurtv.net Compuso temas de culto como el principal de la banda sonora del film Carrozas de fuego, con el cual ganó un premio Oscar.

teleSUR, MER (2022-05-19). Elena Poniatowska, cinco de sus libros que debes leer. telesurtv.net La autora francesa-mexicana Elena Poniatowska, quien nació un 19 de mayo de 1932, es reconocida por la diversidad de género en sus obras, lo que le ha hecho merecedora del Premio Cervantes 2013.

Unicorn Riot (2022-05-19). 'Bolsonaro Never Again' Protests Come Among New Wave in Government Scandals. unicornriot.ninja

Megan Lucas, Romelly Rivera, Zakayya Nichols (2022-05-19). How Foster Care Affects Outcomes in Adulthood. indybay.org This article takes a look at the Foster Care system, and how it can affect life in adulthood.

National Mobilization for ReproductiveJustice (2022-05-19). Taking It To the Streets for Reproductive Justice for ALL! indybay.org Tye-Leigha from the National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice making the connections to how the attack on Roe v. Wade is connected to attacks on trans folk, people of color, and marginalized folks. | Video 1: 22…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Expert alert: Outpatient joint replacement surgery benefits patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Outpatient surgery may be an option for people who are having their hips, knees or other joints replaced. It is part of a trend in orthopedic surgery to move total joint arthroplasty, commonly known as joint replacement, from inpatient to outpatient surgery. Patients benefit from the shorter hospital stay, and they are more satisfied recovering at home. A decade ago, a patient who had a knee or hip replacement would likely stay…

Jason Ditz (2022-05-19). Israel DM Seeks More US Actions Against Iran. news.antiwar.com Visiting DC to meet with his US counterpart, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz pushed for the Gantz argued anti-Iran actions could lead to a "significant change" with improved cooperation. Defense Secretary Austin reiterated his commitment to Israeli security. | The US had other matters to raise, including the violent Israeli crackdown on the funeral of a slain al-Jazeera journalist. The indic…

Curtis Daly (2022-05-19). Mass media fuelled Buffalo shooting. thecanary.co A white supremacist conspiracy theory is at the heart of the recent racist mass shooting in the US. By

____ (2022-05-19). Chinese premier extends congratulations to new French PM. ecns.cn Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday congratulated Elisabeth Borne on her appointment as French prime minister.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Science Saturday: Using metal detectors to ward off wayward specimens. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Histology Laboratory in Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology processes more than 350,000 paraffin-embedded blocks every year as lab staff prepare tissue slides for pathologists to evaluate. Each of those blocks represents a patient waiting for answers. Although lost specimens within the Histology Lab are rare — less than one-half of 1% are ever misplaced — if even one specimen goes missing, it has the potential to be devastating for that patient. "We're aiming for zero….

Gustav Viktor Smigielski, Heinrich Frei (2022-05-19). The Great Reboot and Investing in Death. indybay.org The World Economic Forum (WEF) continues to propagate a highly hierarchized society in which the most powerful actors decide how society should develop – far removed from democratic processes. The class of owners wants to expand its influence through the corporations it owns and make it quasi-legal. The US is now spending $100K per minute on new nuclear weapons!

teleSUR, JDO (2022-05-19). Universitarios de Ecuador exigen aumento salarial para docentes. telesurtv.net Colmaron varios espacios públicos de la capital para reclamar se aplique la LOEI y equiparación salarial para maestros.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-19). Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. at Negro Bar State Historic Park. indybay.org Enslaved and Free, people of African Descent played a profound role in authentic California History. US Army Corp of Topographical Engineers led by John C. Fremont testimony shows the placement of the "African Founding Father of California" and so many "hidden figures" soon valued and preserved at Negro Bar State Historic Park in a good way. Negro Hill, Mormon Island and Negro Bar, Gold Mining Towns on the way to California Statehood, September 9, 1850.

PACT (2022-05-19). Tuesday 5/17: Renters Rights Workshop – Fight Evictions & Access Housing! indybay.org In Person: Most Holy Trinity, San Jose, CA – Santisma Trinidad | Virtual: Zoom link us02web.zoom.us/j/89645398548?pwd=c3pCVHgyb09CdjM0dzAzMGIyaTZFQ

____ (2022-05-19). Zhengzhou-Wanzhou high-speed railway enters trial. ecns.cn The Xiangyang East to Badong section of the Zhengzhou-Chongqing high-speed railway officially entered trial operation recently, marking the countdown to the opening of the whole line.

____ (2022-05-18). Shanghai resumes more train services. ecns.cn Shanghai resumed seven train services on Wednesday, bringing the total operational rail lines departing Shanghai to 20.

Staff (2022-05-19). Raeisi stresses using capacities to boost Tehran-Cuba coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Tehran-Havana relations are strategic, president Raeisi said, calling for developing cooperation between Iran and Cuba in all fields by using the numerous capacities and potential of the two countries.

Jake Johnson (2022-05-19). In Telling Slip, George W. Bush Condemns the 'Unjustified and Brutal Invasion of Iraq'. commondreams.org "It's hard to get past the nihilistic evil of killing hundreds of thousands, making millions into refugees, and turning it into stand-up to defuse the awkwardness of your hypocrisy," responded one journalist.

____ (2022-05-18). Japan OKs controversial Fukushima water release. ecns.cn Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday approved a widely controversial plan to release Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water into the sea just as International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi arrived in the country to discuss it.

The Canary (2022-05-19). Grenfell Tower families 'enraged' by Government plan to retain 'stay put' policy. thecanary.co Bereaved relatives of the Grenfell Tower blaze have said they are "enraged" by Government plans to keep the controversial "stay put" policy instead of adopting an inquiry recommendation. | Grenfell United has criticised new Home Office papers which outline its reasons for retaining the policy — meaning that residents of most buildings should wait for rescue services rather than leaving in the event of a fire. | This goes against a recommendation from Phase 1 of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry — published in October 2019 — which advises the Government to place a legal obligation on building owners to…

Staff (2022-05-19). Qatari culture minister visits Tehran Intl. Book Fair. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Heading a high-ranking delegation, the Qatari minister of culture visited Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) on Thursday.

Maryam Jameela (2022-05-19). Prevent leak is horrifying business as usual. thecanary.co The government-commissioned Prevent review led by William Shawcross For anyone who has paid any attention at al…

Staff (2022-05-19). Rinden homenaje a José Martí en cementerio Santa Ifigenia, de Santiago de Cuba (+Fotos). cubadebate.cu Ante el mausoleo que resguarda los restos del Apóstol en la necrópolis Santa Ifigenia, se depositaron ofrendas florales a título del primer secretario del Comité Central del Partido y presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel, del presidente de la ANPP y del Consejo de Estado, Esteban Lazo, del General de Ejército Raúl Castro y del pueblo cubano.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-05-19). Destacan novedades de reciente censo de población en Argentina. telesurtv.net El primer censo bimodal aplicado en esa nación. Unos 652.000 censistas visitaron alrededor de 15 millones de viviendas.

____ (2022-05-18). U.S. denies leak on China Eastern crash. ecns.cn The United States National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed with China's civil aviation authority that no investigation information regarding a crashed China Eastern Airline plane was provided to media.

teleSUR, jm, HR, JGN (2022-05-19). øQué remedios naturales ayudan a combatir la hepatitis?>. telesurtv.net La hepatitis es considerada la infección más común del mundo, con un tercio de la población padeciendo alguna de sus derivaciones.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Managing nosebleeds. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter seems to be prone to nosebleeds, and I am unsure why. She is 19 and has allergies. Over the past few months, she has experienced several nosebleeds that lasted a long time. She has had no trauma to her nose. Why does this happen, and how can I help her? ANSWER: At some point, almost everyone will experience a nosebleed, also known as epistaxis. They are fairly common, especially during dry winter…

teleSUR, JDO (2022-05-19). Turquía no apoya el ingreso de Suecia y Finlandia a la OTAN. telesurtv.net Ankara asegura que esos países apoyan a grupos que considera terroristas, a los cuales provee ayuda militar y financiera.

____ (2022-05-19). New airport commissioned in SW China's Sichuan. ecns.cn An Airbus 320 aircraft of Chengdu Airlines landed at the Dazhou Jinya Airport Thursday, marking the launch of the new airport in the mountainous city of Dazhou, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Minute: How lifestyle changes may help manage menopause symptoms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The average healthy woman begins menopause at 51, though some women will begin in their 40s or in their late 50s. It's a natural biological process that marks the time a woman ends her menstrual cycle. During National Women's Health Week, health care professionals at Mayo Clinic want to remind all women that mood swings, hot flashes and difficulty sleeping are common symptoms that can be effectively managed with hormone therapy. Lifestyle changes also can…

____ (2022-05-19). Panchen Rinpoche attends religious activities in Tibet. ecns.cn Panchen Erdeni Chos-kyi rGyal-po on Wednesday attended religious activities in the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital city of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

Staff (2022-05-19). Inicia vice primer ministro cubano visita oficial a Turquía. cubadebate.cu El vice primer ministro, Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, inició hoy una visita oficial a la República de Turquía con el objetivo de profundizar los históricos vínculos existentes entre ambas naciones y pueblos, pasar revista al estado de las relaciones económicas, comerciales, financieras y de cooperación y examinar las potenciales existentes para su desarrollo.

____ (2022-05-19). Removing tariffs on China in fundamental interests of U.S.: MOC. ecns.cn It is in the fundamental interest of U.S. consumers and enterprises that the country removes tariffs on China under the current situation of high inflation, said the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on Thursday.

Anti Police-Terror Project & CRC (2022-05-19). Wednesday 5/18: Solidarity With Buffalo from Oakland, California – A Vigil & Healing Circle. indybay.org Oscar Grant Plaza, outside of Oakland City Hall, Oakland CA, 94642…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Researchers seek to improve success of chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A study published by researchers from Mayo Clinic Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic in Florida and Case Western, Cleveland Medical Center, investigates the reasons for decreasing remission rates for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma treated with chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy). The study is published in Cancer Discovery. "CAR-T cell therapy is a promising treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, especially for patients who have relapsed or those who have not responded…

____ (2022-05-19). New ocean research vessel launched in Guangzhou. ecns.cn The world's first intelligent unmanned vehicle carrier — named Zhuhaiyun by Chen Dake, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences — was launched on Wednesday in Guangzhou, Guangdong province.

Jim Spellman (2022-05-19). See why Asian Americans don't get mental health treatment. america.cgtn.com Behind the culture and traditions, Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the U.S. are struggling with mental health issues. See why they don't go to therapy.

teleSUR, hvh, DRL (2022-05-19). Concentración masiva recibe a Gustavo Petro en Bucaramanga. telesurtv.net El candidato de la coalición Pacto Histórico afirmó que: "Ha llegado el momento de cambiar la historia de la Nación".

____ (2022-05-19). Xi highlights sci-tech self-reliance, cultural confidence in letter to scholars returning from overseas. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping has highlighted efforts to build up China's scientific and technological self-reliance and enhance cultural confidence.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Expert Alert: Getting back into the swing of golf. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — This time of year, Sanjeev Kakar, M.D., a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, starts seeing many injuries among people inspired by watching golf and other stick-handling sports. "The weather is changing. Major golf tournaments are on television. Local courses have opened. People are excited to be playing again," says Dr. Kakar, who specializes in hand and wrist injuries. "People run to the range and hit hundreds of balls in a short period of…

____ (2022-05-18). Xi urges global governance reforms. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping called on Wednesday for reforms of the global governance system guided by the principle of fairness and justice, reiterating that China's resolve to open up at a high standard remains unchanged.

Staff (2022-05-19). Las claves sobre la viruela del mono, el extraño virus detectado en Europa y Norteamérica. cubadebate.cu La aparición de un caso del virus de la viruela del mono en Reino Unido el 7 de mayo encendió las alarmas. Con el correr de los días, la enfermedad comenzó a propagarse y ya se identificaron nueve infectados en ese país. Estados Unidos, España y Portugal también han detectado casos. øQué es la viruela del mono y cuáles son sus síntomas?

Staff (2022-05-19). Iran's 'domestically manufactured' Simorgh aircraft unveiled. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — The "Simorgh" transport aircraft, built by the specialists of the Iran Aviation Industries Organization was unveiled in the presence of Iran's Minister of Defense in Isfahan province.

Staff (2022-05-19). US, Canada, Switzerland sanctions cause of global crisises. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — The United States, Canada, and Switzerland unleashed the current worldwide surge in energy and food prices, and they shoulder responsibility for global crises to come, the Russian State Duma Speaker said.

____ (2022-05-19). China issues guideline on promoting high-quality meteorological development. ecns.cn China's State Council has issued a guideline on fostering the high-quality development of meteorology, vowing to achieve meteorological modernization through the use of smart technologies by 2035.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Minute: Can uterine fibroids affect pregnancy? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A uterine fibroid is a benign or noncancerous growth of the muscle portion of the uterus. While common, they may cause pain and excessive bleeding, and concerns about fertility and pregnancy for some. Dr. Michelle Louie, a Mayo Clinic gynecologic surgeon and fibroid specialist, says it is important to know your treatment options and work with a specialist. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute. youtu.be/RjubdzreMOE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (: 57) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Immunotherapy may play role in treating nonmetastatic gastroesophageal cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Immunotherapy has transformed treatment for patients with stage 4 metastatic esophageal and gastric cancers. In patients with these malignancies, immunotherapy has been shown to prolong survival when patients' tumors exhibit a high expression of an immune-related protein called PD-L1. Researchers are now investigating whether immunotherapy benefits patients who do not have stage 4 metastatic disease. In these patients, tumors have not spread to distant organs. A study highlighting this research is published…

____ (2022-05-19). Iran become self-sufficient in nuclear fuel cycle: Eslami. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Stating that Leader of the Islamic Revolution supported nuclear science and technology for years, Chief of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said that Iran has presently become self-sufficient in nuclear fuel cycle.

Haymarket Books (2022-05-19). Wednesday 5/25: Community as Rebellion: Surviving Academia as a Woman of Color. indybay.org Online event – FREE…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-05-19). Honey extraction in S Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Jam County is one of the most desirable areas for beekeeping in Bushehr province due to its greenery, suitable climate, nature and mountains full of various flowers and seasonal plants.

Kelly Hayes (2022-05-19). Are You Preparing for a Post-"Roe" World? truthout.org "We are in truly dire straits right now. We are overwhelmed. We are overrun," says Robin Marty, Communications Director for the West Alabama Women's Center and author of The New Handbook For a Post-Roe America. In this episode of "Movement Memos," Marty and host Kelly Hayes talk about how people can prepare, personally and politically, for the realities of a post-Roe world. | Music by TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | Kelly Hayes: Welcome to "Mo…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-19). The World Conference of Mayors, Johnny Ford leads a Trade Delegation to San Diego. indybay.org Honorable Johnny Ford, Secretary General of The World Conference of Mayors will lead a Delegation to San Diego, California for Africa Unity Week and Collaboration Conference, at the Hilton Bayfront San Diego, California.

____ (2022-05-19). China to strengthen multiple supports for small, medium enterprises. ecns.cn China will ramp up multiple policy supports, including cutting costs and increasing funding, to help small and medium-sized companies tide over difficulties, officials told a press conference on Wednesday.

teleSUR- hvh, DRL (2022-05-19). Celebran el Día Nacional de la Comadrona en Guatemala. telesurtv.net El país cuenta actualmente con más de 20.000 comadronas las cuales cumplen un rol fundamental en sus comunidades.

teleSUR, HR, JGN (2022-05-19). Ho Chi Minh un referente de lucha para la historia mundial. telesurtv.net El líder vietnamita Ho Chi Minh dejó un gran legado en la historia mundial y en el pensamiento colectivo de su pueblo.

teleSUR, SH (2022-05-19). 771 ucranianos se rinden a tropas rusas en Azovstal, Mariúpol. telesurtv.net Según el Ministerio de Defensa ruso, alrededor de 1.730 combatientes ucranianos se han rendido a las fuerzas rusas que rodean la planta de Azovstal.

____ (2022-05-18). Scientists propose search for nearby habitable planets. ecns.cn Chinese scientists have proposed a space project to survey the sky through a space-borne telescope to hunt for habitable Earth-like planets outside our solar system about 32 light-years from Earth.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-19). Discover the Historic Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar, Sacramento County, California. indybay.org Since the California Gold Rush Era, the Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar, Sacramento California remains a crown jewel along today's American River Parkway; the debate will preserve or erase all authentic aspects of people of African Descent from California History.

Staff (2022-05-19). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Thursday, May 19.

____ (2022-05-18). Xi eyes greater ties with Netherlands. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages on Wednesday with King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of ambassadorial-level diplomatic relations between the two countries.

teleSUR- hvh, DRL (2022-05-19). Gobierno cubano reafirma rechazo a política excluyente de EE.UU. telesurtv.net El canciller cubano Bruno Rodríguez afirmó que la política de EE.UU hacia la región sigue regida por la Doctrina Monroe.

____ (2022-05-18). Domestic antiviral drug promising. ecns.cn A Chinese drug for treating patients infected by the Omicron variant has shown good results in terms of drug safety, tolerability and effectiveness in reducing viral shedding, or the amount of time that infected cells release reproduced viruses.

____ (2022-05-19). World's largest span railway flexible steel tunnel shed installed in SW China. ecns.cn The world's largest span railway flexible steel tunnel shed has been installed at the exit of a cliff tunnel of Longhai Railway at the junction of Northwest China's Gansu and Shaanxi provinces.

____ (2022-05-18). Colorful scenery of 'Dead Sea of China' in Shanxi. ecns.cn Aerial view of colorful salt lake of Yuncheng, world-famous inland salt lake known as "Dead Sea of China", Yuncheng, north China's Shanxi Province.

Staff (2022-05-19). Senado de EEUU aprueba 40 000 millones de dólares en ayuda para Ucrania. cubadebate.cu El Senado de Estados Unidos aprobó este jueves con amplia mayoría un gran paquete de 40 000 millones de dólares en ayuda militar y humanitaria para Ucrania, para responder al operativo militar ruso. El primer ministro británico, Boris Johnson, también anunció la decisión de entregar un paquete de ayuda militar valorado en 1 600 millones de dólares.

____ (2022-05-19). Scientists design aerial-aquatic robot, inspired by remora fish. ecns.cn A team of Chinese scientists along with their international counterparts have designed a robotic drone capable of crossing the air-water boundary and hitchhiking on surfaces.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-05-19). Parlamento venezolano investiga planes de invasión y magnicidio. telesurtv.net Confesiones de Mark Esper brindan evidencia de implicación de la Casa Blanca en acciones para desestabilizar a Venezuela.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Experience with mentors inspires Mayo Clinic fellow to help other medical trainees. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As a medical student in Mexico, Paola Suarez-Meade, M.D., wanted a career that included research and clinical work. But among her teachers, the most common career paths involved making a choice: treat patients or study disease. A fascination with stem cells prompted her to seek out a research opportunity in the U.S. with neurosurgeon Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., who runs the Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. Observing his work—treating patients…

Eric Zuesse (2022-05-19). The Secret U.S. & UK War Against Europe. moderndiplomacy.eu The secret U.S.-and-UK war against Europe is well documented but little known, and some conceptual and historical background is pre-requisite in order to understand that documentation. Historically, nations which share the same currency don't go to war against one-another unless one of them is a colony of the other and is (like America's colonies were …

Newsroom (2022-05-19). Nations must 'act together, urgently and with solidarity' to end crisis of food insecurity. moderndiplomacy.eu Hunger levels around the world are at "a new high", the UN chief said on Wednesday, in a call to action to fight the current surge in global food insecurity. During a ministerial meeting on global hunger taking pace at UN Headquarters in New York, Secretary-General António Guterres said the number of severely food insecure …

Naseem Javed (2022-05-19). Awakened Pakistan Now Needs National Mobilization of Entrepreneurialism. moderndiplomacy.eu No other time in the history of the nation, a single outsider built so much leadership in a real life and death game as did Captain Imran Khan. How he nationally mobilized the citizenry and delivered a clear message of solidarity to force change in a suddenly imposed government already so deeply rooted in institutionalized …

Vidhi Bubna (2022-05-19). Musings of a journalist — Part 3. moderndiplomacy.eu The entire idea of writing this is that as journalists we find ourselves finding and scratching other people's truths. However, we often escape from our own. The idea of writing this is to come closer to my own truth and to stay connected with it. Some good things have also happened since January. I believe …

Newsroom (2022-05-19). Triumph of Simulacra — How Deepfakes Aim to Rule Our Minds. moderndiplomacy.eu Deepfakes are famous for fake pornography and YouTube videos with dancing politicians. But how can else they challenge our society? Menace from the 90s According to Antispoofing Wiki The deepfake technology can be traced back to 1997 when the first digital face manipulation tool Video Rewrite was presented by the Interval Research Corporation. Funnily, the …

Matthew Kovacev (2022-05-19). How 4chan Radicalizes Youth and Grooms Them Towards Terrorism. moderndiplomacy.eu The image board was started in 2003 to discuss anime and various other topics but festered into a safe space for hateful rhetoric soon after. In the aftermath of yet another racially motivated mass shooting by a frequent user, its dangers have finally reached the mainstream. 4chan is an extremely unique website. It has been …

He Jun (2022-05-19). China's Policy Logic and Economic Rationale. moderndiplomacy.eu Authors: He Jun and Wei Hongxu Recently, Morgan Stanley mentioned that "we are standing at an important turning point in China's economy and capital market. The resetting of the underlying logic of the economy brought about by the new goals is marked by the supervision of Internet giants. China is changing the underlying logic of …

____ (2022-05-19). Canadian imperialism's fascist friends—Part 2: Hitler's accomplices, the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists. wsws.org The political-ideological fount of the fascist forces that are playing such a prominent and reactionary role in contemporary Ukraine, the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, supported the Nazis' war of annihilation against the Soviet Union. | , , | This is the second article in a multipart series., Click here for the first part.

____ (2022-05-19). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Call centre workers in Spain strike for pay rise as continuing healthcare workers' stoppages are joined by teachers' strikes over pay, conditions and funding; South African Sibanye-Stillwater gold miners' 11-week pay strike continues as tax collectors and bus workers threaten walk out; protests across Iran over cuts to food subsidies joined by teachers' protests for free education and bus drivers' strike in Tehran; educators walk out across France and in French schools abroad over pay, conditions and funding…

____ (2022-05-19). 10,000 healthcare workers strike in New Zealand. wsws.org The nationwide strike points to growing anger in the working class over the Labour Party-led government's austerity measures, the soaring cost of living, and the worsening death toll from COVID-19.

____ (2022-05-19). Australian workers and young people voice their support for the Socialist Equality Party's election campaign. wsws.org "I used to vote for major parties, but what you put forward is a good program" – Gary, Mallacoota…

____ (2022-05-19). As US daily COVID-19 cases surpass 100,000, White House makes clear that it will take no serious action. wsws.org The refusal of the American government to do anything to address the latest surge of COVID-19 underscores the basic truth that the fight against the pandemic will only be taken forward by the working class.

____ (2022-05-19). Inflation surge past 11 percent in UK a disaster for millions. wsws.org Numerous reports attest to acute social distress, including millions of people suffering soaring levels of hunger.

____ (2022-05-19). Biden administration says government has no role in producing baby formula amidst nationwide shortage. wsws.org Seeking to tamp down immense social anger, Biden's invocation of the Defense Production Act will do little to alleviate the immediate crisis while further exposing the bankruptcy of capitalism.

____ (2022-05-19). Australian unions promote illusions Labor will reverse wage decline. wsws.org The ACTU's feigned concern over wages is a cynical exercise to drum up support for the election of another pro-market Labor government.

____ (2022-05-19). Ontario construction workers demand unified struggle as trade unions keep strikers divided: "We need everybody to come out to strike" wsws.org Anger is mounting among the strikers over the role of the Labourers International Union of North America (LiUNA) and other unions, which are dividing workers by profession and even within the same local, by ordering some to remain on the job while others strike.

____ (2022-05-19). Australian postal workers support SEP candidates in federal election. wsws.org

____ (2022-05-19). UAW President Ray Curry sits on board of directors of Mercedes-Benz, parent company of Detroit Diesel. wsws.org The revelation of Curry's position on the board underscores the corrupt financial interests behind the UAW's adamant efforts to block a strike at Detroit Diesel.

____ (2022-05-19). Iowa BNSF rail workers speak out on impact of Hi Viz policy: "It's like your kids don't know who you are, your dog doesn't recognize you" wsws.org Workers placed no confidence in federal arbitration as a means to resolve Hi Viz and other issues in their favor, despite the efforts of the SMART and BLET unions to promote illusions in it.

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